The Rebuilding of Gaza Amid Dire Conditions: Damage, Losses, and Needs
Palestinians in Gaza have suffered from the cumulative costs, human and economic, of recurrent hostilities over the last three decades, as well as prolonged restrictions on the movement of people and commercial goods at border crossings, limits to fishing off Gaza’s coast, and now the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Bank Report: Palestinian Economy Experiences Growth but Prospects ...
Gaza has also undergone deindustrialization and its economy has become highly dependent on external transfers. Moreover, Gaza’s economic decline has had a severe impact on living standards with an unemployment rate of 45 percent and poverty reaching 59 percent as a result of the 11-day conflict and worsening COVID-19 conditions.
World Bank and Partners Invest US$117 million in Water for Palestinians ...
“Almost everyone in Gaza is relying on water from expensive and unregulated small-scale private providers. The project will not only improve the quality of live of about 870,000 people and provide water secutiy, it will allow substantial cost savings for households in this fragile and conflict-affected environment, “ said Suhail J. S. Jme'an, World Bank Sector Leader for Sustainable Development .
Urban Innovation in Palestinian Cities
West Bank & Gaza is the first country in MENA to utilize scenario modeling within their systematic, urban policy, and development practices. This activity demonstrates that despite highly constrained environments within fragile and conflict affected areas, innovative planning tools can be used to support urban planning and the delivery of public services to citizens.
US$20 Million to Boost Digital Development in the Palestinian Territories
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2021- The World Bank approved today a grant of US$20 million to increase access to high-speed broadband services in selected Palestinian areas and enable the development of selected e- government services. The Digital West Bank & Gaza Project will contribute to socio-economic recovery and enhance resilience to shocks, such as the COVID-19 crisis, by allowing people to connect to the internet, access e-services, and conduct business online.
A US$ 10 Million Grant from the World Bank to Sustain Palestinian ...
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2020 – The World Bank approved today a US$10 million grant to finance the operation and maintenance of the North Gaza wastewater treatment plant for four years and build the conditions for sustainable wastewater treatment services. In line with previous partnerships in the sector, the new Wastewater Management Sustainability Project will be granted an additional US$3.7 million by donor partners*, members of the Partnership for Infrastructure Development Multi-Donor ...