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West Bank and Gaza: Emergency Municipal Services Rehabilitation Project II

December 19, 2006

IDA GRANT: US$10 million
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The main objectives of the Project are to (i) address the backlog of damaged and/or neglected municipal infrastructure resulting from over 4 years of conflict and to assist in restoring municipal service delivery to meet new service standards that are realistic and monitorable; (ii) strengthen the capacity of national-level institutions responsible for supporting or monitoring local government performance; (iii) restore financial stability to the local government sector by arresting the spiraling growth of local government arrears, and increase upward/downward accountability and transparency in local government investment planning and financial disclosure through standardization of rules, procedures and systems; and (iv) strengthen the local government physical planning capacity.

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Dina El Naggar
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