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Project ID:00091539Description:SDG-F JP oPt
SDG Fund
Start Date *: 18 Aug 2014
Joint Programmes
End Date*: 30 Apr 2017
Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

The date indicated in the header is the date of the project preparation grant after the steering committee approval of the concept note, but before the actual official approval of the project document. The official start date as reflected on the project document is: 1 December 2014.


Sectorial area of intervention and policy objectives: Inclusive economic growth for poverty eradication

  • Create opportunities for decent jobs and secure livelihoods.
  • Create better government policies and fair and accountable public institutions.
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable business practices 


Joint programme summary:

This joint programme (JP) envisions a new technical cooperation that builds and expands on what has already been achieved in the past by retaining the human capital trained earlier and further developing their capacities and products, in addition to new ones. It is within this context that discussions between UN Women, FAO and ITC took place, with a view to pool efforts in support the development of women owned/run Palestinian Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) including cooperatives. While all three agencies have projects targeting the enterprise and trade facilitation sectors, the agreement was on pooling efforts and building on previous and current programmes for all three organizations, plus the JPs of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of National Economy and Ministry of Agriculture.

Improving the livelihood of the Palestinian women, through expanding women owned/run MSMEs and cooperatives, preserving cultural and agricultural products, and turning them into marketable and exportable products along with the creation of a regulatory environment for the protection of local production and the establishment of incentives for women cooperatives are some of the main goals of this programme. In addition to encouraging other creative and innovative products and turning them into successful businesses that have marketing opportunities locally, regionally and internationally. This will be supported by enhancing one main one-stop-shop/business development hub, that would provide all the technical, vocational and marketing services and by strengthening two business-shops in the North and South of the West Bank for assembling, testing, packaging and selling. Additionally, the JP will focus on creating of local, regional and international marketing channels for these businesses to become self-sufficient and able to sustain themselves and gain profit. The proposed JP also addresses the issues identified in the Palestinian National Export Strategy; it will contribute directly to institutionalizing, standardizing, and marketing food and nonfood products produced by the women MSME’s, including cooperatives, in Palestine. The JP is expected to contribute to increased Palestinian exports and local market shares, which will drive income and employment generation, improving in particular the livelihoods of women and their families, and will contribute to the overall socio-economic development of the country, in line with the MDGs.

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