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Enhancing job opportunities for skilled women in the Palestinian territories (English)

The lack of good job opportunities in the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza) remains a central challenge to achieving inclusive growth, peace, and stability in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 129981 SEP 01, 2018

Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Alaref,Jumana Jamal Subhi; Takkenberg,Wouter Matthijs Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza Poverty and Shared Prosperity Diagnostic 2011-2017 (English)

This poverty diagnostic documents changes in welfare and living standards in the West Bank and Gaza over the period 2011 to 2017. Since the last poverty assessment for these territories, in 2011, the economic constraints facing them have worsened. ... See More +

Working Paper 129742 AUG 14, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Measuring Poverty in West Bank and Gaza : Methodology Review Using PECS 2016 - Technical Report (English)

The Palestinian expenditure and consumption survey (PECS) is a multi-purpose survey (on household budget and living standards), based on which official poverty estimates are estimated for the Palestinian territories. ... See More +

Working Paper 129608 JUL 01, 2018

Al-Salehi,Jawad; Twam,Feda; Atamanov,Aziz; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Securing Water for Development in West Bank and Gaza : Sector Note : Securing water for development in West Bank and Gaza : sector note (English)

This note aims at describing the most challenging issues that face water and sanitation sector in West Bank and Gaza (WB&G) and highlighting the possible actions that can improve Palestinian water security. ... See More +

Working Paper 127641 JUN 15, 2018

Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on FCV Countries and Topics and features the following articles: Confronting the Development Challenges of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; What Drives the Radicalization of Foreign Terrorist Recruits? ... See More +

Newsletter 126360 MAY 22, 2018

Disclosed

Tech startup ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza : findings and recommendations (English)

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. ... See More +

Working Paper 126144 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (English)

A sustainable growth path for the Palestinian economy depends on a domestic private sector that can compete in regional and global markets and increase its export of goods and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 125318 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (Arabic)

A sustainable growth path for the Palestinian economy depends on a domestic private sector that can compete in regional and global markets and increase its export of goods and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 125318 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth (English)

This paper quantifies the impact of market access on local GDP in the West Bank, proxied by nighttime lights, using the deployment of road closure obstacles by the Israeli army between 2005 and 2012 as a quasi-natural experiment generating exogenous temporal and spatial variation in accessibility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8385 MAR 27, 2018

Van Der Weide,Roy; Rijkers,Bob; Blankespoor,Brian; Abrahams,Alexei Sisulu Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Securing energy for growth and development (English)

Power demand in West Bank is fast outpacing supply and Gaza is already experiencing severe shortage with electricity supply of less than 6 hours per day, affecting homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses. ... See More +

Brief 125275 MAR 01, 2018

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Second Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian Territories (FY2018-2021) (English)

This Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian territories (FY 18-19) is the second in the West Bank and Gaza (WB&G) Country Management Unit's (CMU) series of country-level gender strategies to provide in depth analysis, a framework for action, and key performance measures by which it can monitor outcomes of the plan and assess success in moving toward gender equality. ... See More +

Working Paper 123946 FEB 01, 2018

Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Constant,Samantha M. Disclosed

Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa : sources and size (English)

The annual electricity investments needed in the Middle East and North Africa region to keep up with demand have been estimated at about 3 percent of the region's projected gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8280 DEC 18, 2017

Hamid,Mohamad M.; Camos Daurella,Daniel; Estache,Antonio Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - West Bank and Gaza (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121088 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)

A large number of studies in recent years have attempted to analyze and quantify the myriad of restrictions holding back economic development in the West Bank and Gaza, but the full picture remains blurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 121598 NOV 01, 2017

Laursen,Thomas Blatt; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (October – December 2017) (English)

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) efforts succeeded in growing domestic revenues in 2017. Between January and December 2017, domestic taxes grew by 15 percent (year-on-year) following a strong pick up in all major tax categories. ... See More +

Working Paper 129281 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Monitoring Report to the ad hoc Liaison Committee (English)

Despite its potential, the Palestinian economy is currently heavily distorted and failing to generate the jobs and incomes needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper 124848 SEP 18, 2017

Disclosed

Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (July– September 2017) (English)

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) efforts resulted in an increase in domestic revenues in the first three quarters of 2017. Between January and September 2017, domestic taxes grew by 14.5 percent year-on-year following a strong pick up in all major tax categories. ... See More +

Working Paper 129279 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - WASH poverty diagnostic : toward water security for Palestinians (English)

The Palestinian territories face significant and growing shortfalls in the water supply available for domestic use. With population of approximately 4.8 million growing at an average annual rate of 2.8 percent, the domestic supply gap is projected to dramatically increase unless supply and service options are expanded. ... See More +

Working Paper 127838 JUL 06, 2017

Ghosheh,Adnan Farouq Saad Aldin; Atamanov,Aziz; Venkateswaran,Rama Krishnan Disclosed

FY17 The Palestinian Territories country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in West Bank and Gaza assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in West Bank and Gaza perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 128541 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Securing energy for development in West Bank and Gaza : Main report (English)

The Palestinian Territories face significant energy security challenges, already severe in Gaza, but also emerging in the West Bank. In Gaza, the available power supply only meets half the demand leading to rolling blackouts, alternating between 8 hours on and 8 hours off. ... See More +

Working Paper 119769 JUN 30, 2017

Badiei,Sara; Foster,Vivien; Ewuah Ogua, Samuel Kwesi; Coma Cunill,Roger Disclosed

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Enhancing job opportunities for skilled women in the Palestinian territories (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129981 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza Poverty and Shared Prosperity Diagnostic 2011-2017 (English)
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AUG 14, 2018 129742 Working Paper
Measuring Poverty in West Bank and Gaza : Methodology Review Using PECS 2016 - Technical Report (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 129608 Working Paper
Securing Water for Development in West Bank and Gaza : Sector Note : Securing water for development in West Bank and Gaza : sector note (English)
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JUN 15, 2018 127641 Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 126360 Newsletter
Tech startup ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza : findings and recommendations (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126144 Working Paper
The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125318 Working Paper
The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125318 Working Paper
Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8385 Policy Research Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Securing energy for growth and development (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125275 Brief
Second Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian Territories (FY2018-2021) (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123946 Working Paper
Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa : sources and size (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 WPS8280 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - West Bank and Gaza (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121088 Working Paper
Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121598 Working Paper
Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (October – December 2017) (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 129281 Working Paper
Monitoring Report to the ad hoc Liaison Committee (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 124848 Working Paper
Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (July– September 2017) (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 129279 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - WASH poverty diagnostic : toward water security for Palestinians (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 127838 Working Paper
FY17 The Palestinian Territories country opinion survey report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 128541 Working Paper
Securing energy for development in West Bank and Gaza : Main report (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 119769 Working Paper