Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, strengthen English language teaching and learning and promote the development of arts and culture.
The programme will fund the Access Coordination Unit and the Materials Monitoring Unit to ensure that humanitarian organisations have access to those in need, and so that the materials needed for reconstruction in Gaza are available. The ACU provides operational support to humanitarian agencies to ensure access permits are issued for personnel and goods across the OPTs, to enable these vital resources to reach the most vulnerable. The Materials Monitoring Unit aims to facilitate timely access of large amounts of construction materials into Gaza so that housing and infrastructure destroyed or damaged during the Gaza conflict in the summer of 2014 can be repaired and rebuilt. The UK seeks to support the rebuilding of Gaza as a humanitarian imperative, to alleviate shelter and basic service needs which were exacerbated by the 2014 conflict, to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty.
To advance Palestinian refugees’ human development by funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to deliver basic education, health and relief services for over 355 thousand refugees across the Middle East – in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Through predictable, multi-year funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency the programme will improve the Agency’s effectiveness and sustainability, thereby reducing the vulnerability of Palestinian refugees dependent on its services. It will also contribute to protecting regional stability by meeting the basic needs of the Palestinian refugee population and reducing the severe pressure on host governments and communities.
To support the Palestinian Authority (PA) to meet the needs of the Palestinian people. Funding will enable around 25,000 young Palestinians with access to an education, provide up to 3,700 immunisations for children, and 185,000 medical consultations each year. This will help to build and strengthen the capacity of PA institutions through public financial management reform, and build stability in the region by preserving the two state solution.
People-to-people work in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to build understanding and cooperation on social, economic and political issues. This programme will bring together Israelis and Palestinians to cooperate on issues which can have a positive impact on social, political and economic life within both communities. By creating a space for sustained, productive, interaction this will build understanding between people on both sides of the conflict, helping build support for a peaceful, negotiated resolution.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Occupied Palestinian Territories which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Supporting Human Rights, Democracy and the Rules based International System in Occupied Palestinian Territories which helps build prosperous and democratic countries, tackles the drivers of instability and insecurity, and addresses global challenges
This programme will focus DFID economic development assistance to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) in the areas of water, electricity, access & movement and trade, and fiscal losses and customs. Programme activities will support institutional capacity building and infrastructure development, working closely with the Palestinian Authority and Government of Israel. The overarching goal is to support economic growth and job creation in the OPTs.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on diplomatic activity in Occupied Palestinian Territories which helps deliver FCO priority outcomes linked to strengthening peace, security and governance, building resilience to external stresses, and/or promoting global prosperity
Support the development of capable, accountable and self-sustaining security sector through improving oversight and accountability of the Ministry of Interior to govern the security forces with less external support. The intervention will deliver improved financial and human resources management, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased external scrutiny of PASF performance.