Gaza Emergency Cash for Work and Self-Employment Support (WB-P167726)

  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 10, 2018
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NGO Development Center
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Law and Government
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 17.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 16, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jul 11, 2018

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Project Description

The objective is to provide target youth in Gaza with short-term income support and increased access to internet-enabled self-employment opportunities. The project has three components:

  1. Cash for Work (C4W) - This component will support the financing of C4W opportunities for target youth in services provided by NGOs across the Gaza Strip. Services will include support to economic livelihoods (e.g. enhancements to agricultural and fishing activities) and social services (e.g. health, education, support to disabled and elderly and psychosocial support). However, priority will be given to social services provided by NGOs to vulnerable groups.
  2. Internet-enabled self-employment (e-work). This component will finance support for target youth to become e-workers/online freelancers. The type of e-work to be supported by the project includes complex tasks (e.g. software development, graphic design, media production, content development, website design, animations, e-marketing, translation), and more simple tasks (e.g. labelling photos or videos, describing products, transcribing scanned documents, data gathering, answering calls).
  3. Component 3: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation. This component will finance the costs of project management and monitoring incurred by the NGO Development Center (NDC). More specifically, it will finance
    1. the preparation of the POM, guidelines and outreach material for NGOs providing C4W services and not-for-profit organizations
      providing support to e-work;
    2. outreach activities;
    3. call for proposals;
    4. evaluation and selection of proposals;
    5. assistance to selected NGOs and not-for-profit organizations in the identification of target youth and the validation of eligibility information;
    6. supervision and audit of selected sub-projects; and
    7. monitoring and evaluation of the project against objective-level and intermediate indicators.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Samira Ahmed Hillis
Program Leader

Cristobal Ridao-Cano
Lead Economist

Friederike Uta Rother
Sr Social Protection Specialist

NGO Development Center

Implementing Agencies:
NGO Development Center (NDC)
Laila Sbeih
Director General International Relations Department, MoFP 

Ghassan Kasabreh


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