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.
The increased pressure stemming from the prolonged occupation has affected the Palestinian economy and livelihoods, the blockade of the Gaza Strip, the tightening and restrictive policies in Area C and East Jerusalem and the considerable restriction on freedom of movement in the West Bank. This has imposed major costs on the Palestinian productive and trade sectors, undercutting development prospects significantly. About 410,000 families are living under the abject poverty line in Gaza and almost 80% of Palestinians in Gaza depended on humanitarian assistance for survival, with no means to access education, health, clothing and shelter.more
Promoting Productivity and Dignity through Livelihoods
UNDP/PAPP is increasing the resilience of Palestinians beyond the short-term solutions of food assistance and temporary employment generationmore
Projects and Initiatives
The 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. more