Contribution to PEGASE 2011

Contract partner: EC - European Commission - EuropeAid Cooperation OfficeCountry: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.12.2010End: 31.12.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

The PEGASE Mechanism (Mécanisme 'Palestino-Européen de Gestion et d'Aide Socio-Economique') is the European Mechanism designed to support the three year Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP). It aims to assist the Palestinian Authority in its reform and development agenda by facilitating and supporting reforms and economic development.

In keeping with the period covered by the PRDP, PEGASE was originally designed for the years 2008-2010. At the time of preparing this agreement (November 2010), documents succeeding both the PRDP and PEGASE are being prepared.

PEGASE is designed to support the Reform and Development Agenda of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in its four main sectors of a) governance, b) social development, c) economic and private sector development and d) public infrastructure development.

Austria has been contributing to the social development component of PEGASE since 2008, with its grants going towards direct financial support to vulnerable Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza. The objective of this activity is to ensure the continued assistance to poor and vulnerable Palestinian families dependent on financial aid from the Palestinian Authority (PA) administration. This activity reinforces the social protection system and improves PA public finances in that it provides allowances to families who are beneficiaries of the Ministry of Social Affairs' (MoSA) cash support programme.

The current grant is a continuation of this support to the Palestinian Social Protection System.

project number2562-00/2010
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.