Crisis Prevention and Recovery

In line with the UNDP Strategic Plan, UNDP/PAPP seeks to provide transformational, contextualized, targeted yet integrated responses to the recovery and resilience-based development agenda, while working more systematically in support of socio-economic, and institutional de-fragmentation, and in response to and responsive to the global SDG agenda. Nation building and social cohesion remain a major priority, particularly after the end of more than a ten-year long Palestinian divide between Hamas and Fatah in October 2017 and the Palestinian Government of National Consensus assuming its responsibilities in the Gaza Strip.


The development trajectory of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues to be shaped by the severe political constraints. Restrictions on economic and productive activities severely impair the Palestinian economy and its potential for growth. Humanitarian needs in Gaza are particularly acute and humanitarian services provided by the international community remain a life-line for over 1.1 million people. Youth unemployment rates in Gaza (62%) are among the highest in the world, and are far higher than that of any of the countries in the Arab region.more

Bedouin Communities in the West Bank and Area C

UNDP will assist Bedouins maintain their livelihoods, land, and ensure services/access to commodities in light of the challenges they face as a result of the occupationmore

Our Stories

Ashraf’s family standing by the construction site where their new house will be built through UNDP with Islamic Development Bank funding
Gaza Family Regains Hope

Ashraf and his wife Nadia live in the north of Gaza, operation cast lead targeted their house like many others. They had to stay in a shelter, in one of the UNRWA schools, for several weeks. more 

Fishermen haul in their catch with the new nets provided by the DEEP project. Photo: Tanya Habjouka/UNDP-PAPP
New nets help fishermen in Gaza become self-reliant

By Dania Darwish The Swedish Village, a remote village of fishermen in the far south of the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory, is homemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Construction of 100 Housing Units in Gaza

    The project will contribute to reducing the suffering of over 700 of Palestinians who are now without homes as their houses have been totally destroyed. The project aims to provide alternate housing to 100 families in the north of the Gaza Strip in addition to a school, a mosque and physical infrastructure (roads, water, waste water networks and electricity networks).more 

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