Poverty Reduction

  • Deprived Families Economic Empowerment ProgrammeDeprived Families Economic Empowerment ProgrammeThe objective of the Programme is to improve the living conditions of economically deprived and socially marginalized Palestinian families. DEEP is a USD 121 million poverty-reduction programme funded through the Islamic Development Bank.To date, the programme has created 12,000 permanent employment opportunities and helped more than 66,000 families graduate from poverty to economic self-reliance.

  • Export Development for Palestinian Businesses in the West BankExport Development for Palestinian Businesses in the West BankThe export development project aims at increasing export opportunities for Palestinian businesses, especially businesses owned by women, in sectors with export and income-generating potential in the West Bank. The project is focused on ensuring the sustainable provision of high quality export support services that meet the needs of Palestinian firms and enable them to export successfully.

  • Al Fakhoora DynamicsAl Fakhoora DynamicsAl Fakhoora dynamic Futures Programme aims at building a cadre of educated and trained leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally skilled to become the community, business, and national leaders of the future. The programme, which targets Palestinian postsecondary students of underserved backgrounds, avails opportunities for them to actualize their potential by overcoming socioeconomic, political and cultural limitations and enable them to become productive members in the society.

  • Future GenerationsFuture GenerationsThe Future Generation in East Jerusalem project aims at building, from among Palestinian students a cadre of educated and trained leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able and professionally skilled to become community business and national leaders. Through the project, 16 schools in East Jerusalem will be receiving 900 Classmate devices from UNDP, as well trainings for students, teachers, education officials and practitioners on how to utilize those devices.

  • Infrastructure developmentInfrastructure developmentUNDP’s infrastructure programmes and projects are developed and implemented in line with the Palestinian National Development Plan with the main goal of supporting economic and social development in the occupied Palestinian territory in preparation for statehood. UNDP’s targeted strategic infrastructure interventions are focused on five sectors including energy, transport, housing, education and health.

  • Poverty oriented infrastructure KFWPoverty oriented infrastructure KFWThis grassroots programme is the first of its kind in the occupied Palestinian territory. While it initially was formulated as relief programme, it has matured into a significant development programme that targets priority social and economic infrastructure needs of Palestinian communities directly, while simultaneously improving access to a variety of services to beneficiary communities and creating short and long term employment generation opportunities. The programme, funded by the Government of Germany through the German Development, has over 659 projects across the oPt and created approximately 900,000 short term workdays.

  • Jerusalem House RehabilitationJerusalem House RehabilitationThe Jerusalem House Rehabilitation project aims at enhancing access to effective social, economic and public services and utilities. More than 80 homes have been restored so far.

  • Establishment of Public Library in East JerusalemEstablishment of Public Library in East JerusalemThe project’s objective is to reinforce the role of culture in East Jerusalem towards promoting national identity through the establishment and operation of public libraries. The establishment of the public library in East Jerusalem is funded by the Royal Charity Organization - Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • Rapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West Bank (RSSI-HIMII)Rapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West Bank (RSSI-HIMII)The project builds upon the long and historical Government of Japan to the Palestinian people. The current interventions cover agriculture, water, roads and electricity in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

  • Rapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West BankRapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West BankThe aim of this initiative is to provide increased access to sustainable, equitable and affordable social, public and economic infrastructure, and to generate employment and visible impact on the ground with emphasis on increased job creation opportunities, coupled with a strengthened and developed private sector.


UNDP/PAPP's assistance to the Palestinian people in all the sectors is aimed at contributing to the reduction of poverty. UNDP/PAPP has worked extensively to alleviate poverty in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) through innovative solutions that ensure enhanced access to productive assets and economic opportunities and mainstreaming poverty related issues. investments are made in building the resilience of vulnerable Palestinian households.

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Development for Freedom - Consolidated Plan of Assistance 2012 - 2014
Development for Freedom

The report provides an overview of UNDP/PAPP’s on-going and planned programmes in the sectors of democratic governance and the rule of law; economic empowerment of the most vulnerable and private sector investment; environment and management of natural resources; and public and social infrastructure.


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