Contribution to UNDP CRDP in Area C and East Jerusalem (Phase III)

Contract partner: UNDP / PAPP - United Nations Development Programme / Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian PeopleCountry: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 2.000.000,00Project start: 01.07.2018End: 31.12.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

Communities in Area C of the West Bank and East Jerusalemites have strengthened their resilience to the erosion of their living conditions and are able to remain on their land.

Expected results

• Public and social infrastructure in Area C and East Jerusalem improved

• Access to sustainable livelihood and business opportunities is improved

• Nationally led developmental role of the Prime Minister’s Office in Area C and East Jerusalem supported


Target group / Beneficiaries

This contribution is expected to benefit around 20,000 Palestinians (in East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank) while the contribution of Austria alone is expected to be benefiting around 6,000 Palestinians. UNDP works closely with the Office of the Prime Minister.


• Support the rehabilitation/equipping of Palestinian libraries and cultural centers in Jerusalem.

• Support Palestinians in East Jerusalem by facilitating more housing initiatives in East Jerusalem.

• Improve access to quality education for students in vulnerable neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Area C, (targeting 50 percent women)

• Working on raising awareness on livestock reproduction and health care as a means to fight poverty among Bedouin herders

• Support a mobile ophthalmic clinic to provide primary health care services in Bedouin communities in Area C.

• Encourage competition among young entrepreneurs to establish innovative startups particularly targeting women

• Establish business incubator center for young entrepreneurs (especially women), particularly focusing on emerging technologies in Jerusalem

• Establish the Palestinian tourist identity of Jerusalem

• The Area C Coordination Office (ACCO) managed by the Palestinian Prime Minister Office is provided with strategic guidance, technical support and oversight towards strengthening capacities and synergies.


The Community Resilience and Development Programme (CRDP) was designed to strengthen the resilience of Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem to enable them to remain on their land. To this end, the programme envisioned to contribute to the following:

? - Preventing the erosion of living conditions of Palestinians in Area C and East Jerusalem that undermine their development capital;

? - Protecting Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and

? - Mitigating and ideally reversing migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security and livelihood of Palestinians.

Since its inception in 2012, the CRDP contributed to supporting resilience building of more than 112,000 Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem (40 percent of them are female).


project number2718-00/2018
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
  • 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.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.