Development Policy Grant 12 (WB-P177848)

  • 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 7, 2022
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
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 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 Jun 13, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 24, 2021

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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 to: (i) improve public resource management and support inclusiveness, and (ii) strengthen governance in the water sector and accelerate the greening of the economy.

The first pillar of the operation focuses on improving public resource management and supporting inclusiveness. Under this pillar, the operation supports reforms to institute e-GP by automating all steps of the procurement process including planning, tendering, contract monitoring and eventually payment to increase the efficiency and transparency of the overall system. In addition, the first pillar supports efforts that the PA has adopted to enhance inclusiveness for the unbanked population through simplifying the requirements for financial inclusion accounts by canceling the proof of work and requiring zero fees. The last prior action under pillar 1 also supports the inclusiveness agenda by requesting line ministries to prepare gender responsive budgets.

The second pillar of the operation focuses on strengthening governance in the water sector and accelerating the greening of the economy. It ventures into an area that has not been previously covered by DPGs and which focuses on the green economy through amendments to the environment protection law to include articles related to climate change. The other prior action under this pillar supports reforms to enhance governance and service provision in the water sector by creating RWUs that will take on the role of water service provision from hundreds of Local Government Units, reducing fragmentation, improving governance and eventually achieving economies of scale in the sector. Both prior actions contribute to the resilience of the Palestinian territories.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Nur Nasser Eddin
Senior Economist

Palestine Liberation Organization (for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority)
Laila Sbeih Ghraib
DG International Relations

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance
Laila Sbeih Ghraib
DG International Relations 


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