The task of the Austrian Development Agency in Ramallah is to strengthen the Middle East peace process and help the Palestinian Territories on their way to the two-state solution. In keeping with the Road Map and the EU Action Strategy, ADA supports the Palestinian Authority (PA) in building efficient, democratically legitimate and controlled institutions for a future sovereign democratic state. In addition to the PA, ADA cooperates with international agencies and Palestinian non-governmental organisations. It promotes projects in health care and water supply as well as emergency aid and support for refugees.

IMPROVING PEOPLE'S CONDITIONS OF LIFE

ADA supports the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) to meet the basic needs of the population and also helps to improve the conditions of life for particularly needy families with financial aid. Another major priority is water supply in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Assured water quality prevents diseases and wastewater treatment supplies cheap water for field irrigation.