Poverty Reduction

  • The 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.

  • 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. 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 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.

  • The 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.

  • UNDP’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.

  • This 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

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