Political economy is concerned with institutions, relations of power, and social conflict and struggle. A key task of political economy is to historicize and (re)politicize economics, as politics and economics are deeply inter-related and reside in (and emerge from) particular … Continue reading Political Economy Of Development In Palestine: A Critical Perspective
Over US$40 billion has been spent by international donors as foreign aid for Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip since the Oslo Accord was signed in 1993. This makes Palestinians one of the highest … Continue reading Political Economy of Foreign Aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: A Conceptual Framing
In observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people UN-ESCWA and the Palestinian Policy Network (Al-Shabaka) are holding a public webinar on Palestinians and International Aid: Occupation, Change and Solidarity, featuring: Alaa Tartir, Program and Policy Advisor … Continue reading Webinar – Palestinians and International Aid: Occupation, Change and Solidarity
Over $30 billion has been spent since 1993 by international donors as aid for Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip (OECD 2016). This “investment” in peace and development has made Palestinians one of the highest per … Continue reading International Aid to Palestinians: A Cursed Gift
Since 1993 the international community has invested more than $24 billion into ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). That aid was meant originally to support the Oslo Peace Process through economic development. However, neither peace nor development … Continue reading Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail:Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings
Over the past twenty years, the donor community has invested more than $23 billion into ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). However, neither peace nor development has been achieved, is any closer to being achieved, and in … Continue reading Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings
In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and systems of governance, and in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict dynamics. Alternative routes were pursued as a result of various multilevel interactions between inward and outward international, regional and … Continue reading Understanding The Fayyadism Paradigm: The ‘New’ West Bank After 2006
Aid can contribute to the development in Palestine, but few preconditions and prerequisites need to exist: Understanding the development process as resistance, rights and freedom; Adopt a politicized version of Senian development model; Respect the self-determination and dignity in aid … Continue reading Can Aid Contribute to Development?