Regardless of the quantitative dimensions of aid flows, facts on the ground and the socio-economic indicators point to an obvious conclusion: it is time to lay the Oslo’s failed aid model to rest. A quarter of a century is sufficient to … Continue reading International Aid to Palestine: Time to Change Course
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
La simple vérité est que l’occupation militaire et le pouvoir autoritaire ne pourront jamais amener de sécurité. De meilleures règles d’attribution de l’aide, parallèlement à un investissement dans une paix juste, sont le chemin vers une sécurité réelle et durable. … Continue reading L’aide américaine à l’Autorité palestinienne a pour but de renforcer l’occupation
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
The Oslo Accords not only left the Palestinian people much worse off politically; they also devastated the economy of those living under Israeli occupation despite the $23 billion-plus that donors have poured into the territory. What’s worse, Wildeman and Tartir … Continue reading Can Oslo’s Failed Aid Model Be Laid to Rest?
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
The recent World Bank growth report frankly concludes that the Palestinian economy is fragile and dependent on foreign aid: No surprises there. Far more surprising – not to say shocking – are the Bank’s irrelevant and sometimes harmful recommendations, as … Continue reading Persistent Failure: World Bank Policies for the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Between 1999 and 2008, external aid to the West Bank and Gaza Strip increased by over 600% to 3.25 billion US Dollars per year. During the same time period, external aid to Palestinian Nongovernmental Organizations (PNGOs) increased by over 500% … Continue reading Tracking External Donor Funding to Palestinian Non Governmental Organizations in the West Bank and Gaza strip 1999 -2008