Strengthening Fiscal Stability and Financial Integrity (WB-P171819)

  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
Geographic location 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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 5, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Palestine Liberation Organization
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Apr 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the Objectives of the proposed operation are:

  1. strengthen commitment control in line ministries and improve overall public procurement practice,
  2. improve sustainability of service provision in the water and health sectors, and
  3. strengthen the stability and integrity of the financial sector resulting in improvements in the overall business

The first pillar of the operation focuses on strengthening Public Financial Management and procurement practice with the overall aim of strengthening the quality and reliability of public spending. It does that through supporting the PA’s efforts in rolling out a commitment control system in all line ministries and pushing forward public procurement reform – a key area for improved overall transparency in public finances.

The second pillar of the operation focuses on improving the sustainability of service provision in the health and water sectors – key for citizen-centered service delivery. The operation supports the PA’s efforts to take a snapshot of the working health taskforce to identify areas where there are gaps and provide more comprehensive health services. In the water sector, the operation supports a stronger regulator role and lowering non payment amongst consumers for a more sustainable and financially viable sector.

The third pillar focuses on financial sector reforms that are key for the resilience, integrity and stability of the banking sector. Such reforms play a crucial role in creating a strong banking sector which is a requirement for a well-functioning private sector that can create jobs.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Nur Nasser Eddin, Abdalwahab Khatib, Damir Cosic
Senior Economist

Palestine Liberation Organization (for benefit of the Palestinian Authority)
Leila Sbaih Eghreib
Director General

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Leila Sbaih Eghreib
Director General 


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