Reconstructing Gaza - Donor Pledges

At the request of Norway, as Chair of the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), the World Bank is leading a stocktaking exercise to assess the disbursement progress of funding pledged at the “Cairo Conference on Palestine - Reconstructing Gaza”.

The Conference was organized by Egypt, Norway and the Palestinian Authority and was held in Cairo on October 12th, 2014 to raise aid for rebuilding Gaza following the July-August 2014 war. The financial support is to be provided over a period of three years (2014-2017) to strengthen the Palestinian Authority’s ability to assume its responsibility in the recovery and reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Total pledges announced at Cairo conference amounted to USD 5 billion to the Palestinian territories, of which USD 3.5 intended to support Gaza. The World Bank will monitor the delivery of pledges, disbursement and implementation progress. The analysis will be included in the World Bank’s economic report presented at the AHLC meeting twice a year.

Information provided on the site was consolidated with the Ministry of Finance and Planning and the National Office for Gaza Reconstruction. Information will be updated regularly based on inputs by donors.

 

Disbursement Ratio
Support to Gaza

As of March 31st, 2016

 

40%

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As of March 31st, 2016, USD 1.409 billion of the support to Gaza announced at the Cairo Conference was disbursed, which puts the disbursement ratio at 40 percent.*  Out of the USD1.409 billion that has been disbursed, USD472 million was allocated to priority interventions outlined in the Gaza Detailed Needs Assessment (DNA) and Recovery Framework, which covered 12 percent of total recovery needs across five sectors impacted by the 2014 war.**  An overall view of actual disbursements made so far by donors is shown in the figure below.

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  *This estimate may change once further data is collected from donors who have not yet provided information about disbursements and allocations of pledges.
 ** Support to Gaza figure refers to pledges made at Cairo Conference and therefore does not reflect all support spent in Gaza after 2014 war.

The output of the pledging exercise in the Cairo Conference was a combination of two types: Pledges by donors of Total Support for the Palestinian territories for the period 2014-2017 and those made by donors for support to Gaza only. Support to Gaza figure refers to pledges made at Cairo Conference and therefore does not reflect all support committed by donors to support Gaza after 2014 war.

Summary Status of Support pledged at Cairo Conference

in USD Million

   

Donor

 Total Pledges

Of which Support to Gaza

Algeria

61.4

61.4

Argentina1

2.1

2.1

Australia

83.5

13.2

Austria2

9.2

5.2

Bahrain

6.5

6.5

Belgium3

7.9

7.9

Brazil4

5.0

5.0

Bulgaria

0.1

0.1

Canada

14.7

14.7

Chile

0.3

0.3

China

1.6

1.6

Croatia

1.2

0.4

Denmark

186.2

14.5

Estonia

1.3

1.3

European Investment Bank5

70.0

70.0

European Union6

348.3

348.3

Finland

29.6

9.3

France7

50.7

10.1

Germany

63.3

63.3

Greece

1.3

1.3

Hungary

0.2

0.2

India

4.0

4.0

Indonesia

1.0

1.0

Ireland

3.2

3.2

Italy8

62.9

23.7

Japan9

200.0

61.0

Kuwait

200.0

200.0

Luxembourg

37.7

9.0

Malaysia

1.5

0.1

Mexico

1.1

1.1

Norway10

362.4

145.0

Poland

0.1

0.1

Portugal

0.0

0.0

Qatar

1000.0

1000.0

Romania

0.1

0.1

Russia

8.7

8.7

Saudi Arabia

500.0

500.0

Serbia

0.1

0.1

Singapore

0.1

0.1

Slovakia

0.1

0.1

Slovenia

0.2

0.2

South Africa

1.0

1.0

South Korea

12.0

2.0

Spain

45.6

22.8

Sudan11

20.0

20.0

Sweden

410.0

10.0

Switzerland

130.0

70.4

The Netherlands

228.0

15.3

Turkey

200.0

200.0

UAE

200.0

200.0

UK

32.2

32.2

USA

414.0

277.0

World Bank

62.0

62.0

TOTAL

5,082

3,507

1 Technical assistance agreement to support Gaza.

2 Programmed for the benefit- with some minor exceptions- of people living in Gaza.

3 Support to UNRWA’s General Fund for 2014.

4 In-kind assistance (6000 tons of rice and 4000 tons of beans).

5 loan.

6 Includes contribution to UNRWA General Fund pro-rata Gaza for 2014-2015.

7 Total aid for Palestinian territories for the year 2014 only.

8 Includes a soft loan to the Palestinian National Authority of EUR 15 million.

9 Japan pledged USD200 million for Palestinian territories. No specific-pledged amount for Gaza reconstruction.

10 Norway did not specify the allocation of its total support between West Bank and Gaza. The amount of support to Gaza is an estimate.

11 In kind assistance (100 thousand tons of cement and USD3 million of medical supplies).

The disbursement ratio is the ratio of the amount disbursed of the total support to Gaza. The disbursement of Support to Gaza does not necessarily reflect actual expenditures made on purchasing project-related goods and services but that donor funds have been made available for use by the relevant implementing agency.

Disbursement Status by Donor of Support to Gaza pledged at Cairo Conference on Palestine "Reconstructing Gaza"

in USD Million (As of March 31st, 2016)

 

 

 

Donor

Support to Gaza

Disbursement of Support to Gaza

Disbursement Ratio of Support to Gaza

Algeria*

61.4

61.4

100%

Argentina1

2.14

N/A

N/A

Australia

13.18

13.18

100%

Austria2

5.2

5.2

100%

Bahrain*

6.5

0.75

12%

Belgium3

7.92

7.92

100%

Brazil4

5.0

2.4

48%

Bulgaria

0.1

0.1

100%

Canada

14.7

14.7

100%

Chile

0.3

0.3

100%

China

1.6

N/A

N/A

Croatia

0.4

0.2

50%

Denmark

14.5

14.5

100%

Estonia

1.27

0.32

25%

European Investment Bank5

70.0

N/A

N/A

European Union6

348.3

250.1

72%

Finland

9.3

9.3

100%

France7

10.1

10.1

100%

Germany

63.3

56.0

88%

Greece

1.26

0.63

50%

Hungary

0.16

0.16

100%

India

4.0

4.0

100%

Indonesia

1.0

N/A

N/A

Ireland

3.17

2.53

80%

Italy8

23.7

4.7

20%

Japan9

61.0

61.0

100%

Kuwait*

200.0

0.0

0%

Luxembourg

9.0

N/A

N/A

Malaysia

0.1

0.1

100%

Mexico

1.1

1.1

100%

Norway10

145.0

120.6

83%

Poland

0.1

0.1

100%

Portugal

0.03

0.03

100%

Qatar*

1000.0

151.8

15%

Romania

0.05

0.05

100%

Russia

8.7

8.7

100%

Saudi Arabia*

500.0

51.4

10%

Serbia

0.05

0.0

0%

Singapore

0.1

0.1

100%

Slovakia

0.05

0.05

100%

Slovenia

0.19

0.127

67%

South Africa

1.0

0.0

0%

South Korea

2.0

2.0

100%

Spain

22.8

5.2

23%

Sudan11

20.0

N/A

N/A

Sweden

10.0

11.4

114%

Switzerland

70.4

58.0

82%

The Netherlands

15.3

15.3

100%

Turkey

200.0

64.1

32%

UAE

200.0

29.1

15%

UK

32.2

30.8

96%

USA

277.0

277.0

100%

World Bank

62.0

62.0

100%

TOTAL

3,507

1,409

40%

1 Argentina’s contribution is in the form of technical assistance agreement to support Gaza which was signed with MOPAD.

2 Austria's contribution of USD 8.8 million is programmed for the benefit- with some minor exceptions- of people living in Gaza.

3 Belgium’s contribution is its 2014 General Fund contribution to UNRWA.

4 Brazil’s contribution is in the form of In-Kind (6000 tons of rice and 4000 tons of beans).

5 European Investment Bank contribution is in the form of a loan.

6 European Union contribution includes contribution to UNRWA General Fund pro-rata Gaza for 2014-2015.

7 France’s contribution includes total aid for Palestinian territories for the year 2014 only.

8 Italy’s contribution includes a soft loan to the Palestinian National Authority of EUR 15 million.

9 Japan pledged USD 200 million for Palestinian territories. No specific-pledged amount for Gaza reconstruction. So far, about USD 199 million was disbursed of which USD 61 million for projects in Gaza, 106 for West Bank and Gaza, 28 million for West Bank and 4.2 million for others.

10 Norway did not specify the allocation of its total support between West Bank and Gaza. The amount to Support Gaza is an estimate. Disbursement ratio of total support reached 36 percent.

11 Sudan’s contribution is in the form of in kind assistance (100 thousand tons of cement and USD 3 million of medical supplies).

* Data provided by UNRWA and/or Palestinian Authority.

The disbursement ratio is the ratio of the amount disbursed of the total support to Gaza. The disbursement of Support to Gaza does not necessarily reflect actual expenditures made on purchasing project-related goods and services but that donor funds have been made available for use by the relevant implementing agency.

Disbursement Status by Donor of Support to Gaza pledged at Cairo Conference on Palestine "Reconstructing Gaza"

in USD Million

(As of Feb 29th 2016)

 

 

 

Donor

Support to Gaza

Disbursement of Support to Gaza

Disbursement Ratio of Support to Gaza

Algeria*

61.4

61.4

100%

Argentina1

2.1

N/A

N/A

Australia

13.2

13.2

100%

Austria2

5.2

5.2

100%

Bahrain*

6.5

0.7

12%

Belgium3

7.9

7.9

100%

Brazil4

5.0

0.0

0%

Bulgaria

0.1

0.1

100%

Canada

14.7

14.7

100%

Chile

0.3

0.3

100%

China

1.6

N/A

N/A

Croatia

0.4

0.2

50%

Denmark

14.5

14.5

100%

Estonia

1.3

0.3

25%

European Investment Bank5

70.0

N/A

N/A

European Union6

348.3

250.1

72%

Finland

9.3

9.3

100%

France7

10.1

10.1

100%

Germany

63.3

56.0

88%

Greece

1.3

0.6

50%

Hungary

0.2

0.2

100%

India

4.0

4.0

100%

Indonesia

1.0

N/A

N/A

Ireland

3.2

2.5

80%

Italy8

23.7

4.7

20%

Japan9

61.0

61.0

100%

Kuwait*

200.0

0.0

0%

Luxembourg

9.0

N/A

N/A

Malaysia

0.1

0.1

100%

Mexico

1.1

1.1

100%

Norway10

145.0

110.9

77%

Poland

0.1

0.1

100%

Portugal

0.0

0.0

100%

Qatar*

1000.0

145.8

15%

Romania

0.1

0.1

100%

Russia

8.7

8.7

100%

Saudi Arabia*

500.0

48.5

10%

Serbia

0.1

0.0

0%

Singapore

0.1

0.1

100%

Slovakia

0.1

0.1

100%

Slovenia

0.2

0.1

33%

South Africa

1.0

1.0

100%

South Korea

2.0

2.0

100%

Spain

22.8

5.2

23%

Sudan11

20.0

N/A

N/A

Sweden

10.0

11.4

114%

Switzerland

70.4

50.3

71%

The Netherlands

15.3

15.3

100%

Turkey

200.0

58.9

29%

UAE

200.0

29.1

15%

UK

32.2

30.8

96%

USA

277.0

277.0

100%

World Bank

62.0

62.0

100%

TOTAL

3,507

1,376

39%

1 Argentina’s contribution is in the form of technical assistance agreement to support Gaza which was signed with MOPAD.

2 Austria's contribution of USD 8.8 million is programmed for the benefit- with some minor exceptions- of people living in Gaza.

3 Belgium’s contribution is its 2014 General Fund contribution to UNRWA.

4 Brazil’s contribution is in the form of In-Kind (6000 tons of rice and 4000 tons of beans).

5 European Investment Bank contribution is in the form of a loan.

6 European Union contribution includes contribution to UNRWA General Fund pro-rata Gaza for 2014-2015.

7 France’s contribution includes total aid for Palestinian territories for the year 2014 only.

8 Italy’s contribution includes a soft loan to the Palestinian National Authority of EUR 15 million.

9 Japan pledged USD 200 million for Palestinian territories. No specific-pledged amount for Gaza reconstruction. So far, about USD 199 million was disbursed of which USD 61 million for projects in Gaza, 106 for West Bank and Gaza, 28 million for West Bank and 4.2 million for others.

10 Norway did not specify the allocation of its total support between West Bank and Gaza. The amount to Support Gaza is an estimate. Disbursement ratio of total support is reached 33 percent.

11 Sudan’s contribution is in the form of in kind assistance (100 thousand tons of cement and USD 3 million of medical supplies).

* Data provided by UNRWA and/or Palestinian Authority.

The total support to Gaza that was announced at the Cairo Conference was classified into 4 main categories: the humanitarian assistance disbursed during conflict and prior to the Cairo Conference that was part of the Pledge; the existing commitments by donors that were planned and programmed for Gaza for the period 2014-2017 prior to conflict and were part of the pledge; the reallocation of existing commitment by donors to support Gaza in response to the last Israeli attack; and the new funding announced at the Cairo Conference to support Gaza’s recovery and reconstruction.

Out of total support to Gaza (USD 3.5 billion), USD 2.5 billion was new funding pledged at Cairo Conference for the recovery and reconstruction of Gaza and USD 194 million was already disbursed as humanitarian assistance during the conflict. USD 312 million is existing commitment while USD 477 million was re-allocation of funds to support Gaza.

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Support to Gaza Classification

in USD Million

         

Donor

Total Support to Gaza

Of which assistance disbursed during conflict

Of which existing commitment

Of which reallocation of existing commitments

Of which new funding

Algeria

61.4

36.4

25.0

0.0

0.0

Argentina

2.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.1

Australia

13.2

13.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

Austria

5.2

3.2

2.1

0.0

0.0

Bahrain

6.5

0.2

0.0

0.0

6.3

Belgium

7.9

0.0

7.9

0.0

0.0

Brazil

5.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.0

Bulgaria

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

Canada

14.7

0.0

14.7

0.0

0.0

Chile

0.3

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

China

1.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.6

Croatia

0.4

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.4

Denmark

14.5

0.0

0.0

10.2

4.3

Estonia

1.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

European Investment Bank

70.0

0.0

70.0

0.0

0.0

European Union

348.3

0.0

0.0

323.0

25.3

Finland

9.3

3.0

6.3

0.0

0.0

France

10.1

3.8

0.0

6.3

0.0

Germany

63.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

63.3

Greece

1.3

0.6

0.0

0.0

0.6

Hungary

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.2

India

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.0

Indonesia

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

Ireland

3.2

0.6

0.0

0.0

2.5

Italy

23.7

0.0

19.0

0.0

4.7

Japan

61.0

5.5

0.0

55.5

0.0

Kuwait

200.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

200.0

Luxembourg

9.0

0.0

9.0

0.0

0.0

Malaysia

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

Mexico

1.1

1.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

Norway

145.0

3.3

0.0

0.0

141.7

Poland

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

Portugal

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Qatar

1000.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1000.0

Romania

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

Russia

8.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

8.7

Saudi Arabia

500.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

500.0

Serbia

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

Singapore

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

Slovakia

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

Slovenia

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.2

South Africa

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

South Korea

2.0

0.0

0.0

2.0

0.0

Spain

22.8

0.0

0.0

17.7

5.1

Sudan

20.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

20.0

Sweden

10.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

10.0

Switzerland

70.4

5.0

65.4

0.0

0.0

The Netherlands

15.3

0.0

8.2

0.0

7.1

Turkey

200.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

200.0

UAE

200.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

200.0

UK

32.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

32.2

USA

277.0

118.0

84.0

0.0

75.0

World Bank

62.0

0.0

0.0

62.0

0.0

TOTAL

3,507

194

312

477

2,524

Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Currency: Total pledges announced at Cairo Conference are in USD million. All original pledges in other currencies were converted into USD using the Historical currency exchange rates obtained from (www.oanda.com) dated October 9th 2014.  For donors with pledges in currencies other than USD, actual disbursed amounts may slightly differ from figures in table due to fluctuations in exchange rates. Disbursed amounts in other currencies were converted to USD based on historical exchange rate to reflect accurate progress in disbursement.

Pledges defined: The output of the pledging exercise in the Cairo Conference was a combination of two types: Pledges by donors of total support for the Palestinian territories for the period 2014-2017 and those made by donors for support to Gaza only over the same period. The difference in pledges reporting by donors at Cairo Conference required a breakdown of total support to better reflect support to Gaza for the period 2014-2017.

Support to Gaza: Funds pledged during the Cairo Conference intended to support Gaza recovery and reconstruction.   

Disbursement defined:  Disbursement of support to Gaza does not necessarily reflect actual expenditures made on purchasing project-related goods and services but that donor funds have been made available for use by the relevant implementing agency.

Disbursement ratio: This is the ratio of the amount disbursed, as per the disbursement definition above, to the amount pledged to Support Gaza at Cairo Conference. 

Total support to Gaza that was announced at the conference was classified into 4 main categories:

  • Humanitarian assistance disbursed during conflict and prior to the Cairo Conference that was part of the pledge.
  • Existing commitments by donors that were planned and programmed for Gaza for the period 2014-2017 prior to conflict and were part of the pledge.
  • Reallocation of existing commitment by donors to support Gaza in response to the last Israeli attack.
  • New funding announced at the Cairo Conference to support Gaza’s recovery and reconstruction.