Comprehensive Mapping of Cash and In-Kind Governmental and Non-Governmental Social Assistance Programs in the Palestinian Territories

author: Dr. Bader Araj, Ammar AlQadra, Raheeq Hurani, Mariam Dawwas, Ahmad Alawneh
year: 2023

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Comprehensive Mapping of Cash and In-Kind Governmental and Non-Governmental Social Assistance Programs in the Palestinian Territories. This study is implemented under the project entitled “Strengthening Nexus Coherence and Responsiveness in the Palestinian Social Protection Sector”. The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Oxfam and UNICEF. This project closely works with the MoSD (MoSD) to enhance coordination between governmental and non-governmental actors implementing social protection (SP) initiatives and interventions. The aim of this project is to enhance the rights-based and cross-nexus programmatic coherence of social protection and the responsiveness of the social protection system.


The objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive mapping of all governmental and non-governmental interventions in the SP sector, particularly in-kind assistance and cash-based transfers, in order to build a programmatic framework that allows for coherent planning, policy design and financing across the SD sector, while formulating evidence-based national policies and common aid planning at the MoSD.


The mapping study was conducted by adopting a mixed methods of quantitative and qualitative approach that covers 45 organizations engaged in the implementation of 80 cash and in-kind social assistance programs in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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