Towards a More Effective use of International Aid to the Palestinian People
This study focuses on the international aid provided to the Palestinian people and is divided into three main sections. First, the study presents a comprehensive profile of the international aid directed to the Palestinians since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. This profile discusses the main qualitative and quantitative characteristics of these aid flows, including their sources, forms, recipients and sectors targeted.
 
Food Security and Viral Diseases
This study addresses an important theme related to food security: combating horticultural problems, particularly the viral diseases of fruit trees. It may seem that this is a remote subject for MAS, an economic policy research institute. However, designing a successful strategy to select the best plant species, protecting and developing high-quality fruits and adopting a successful plant certification system in Palestine have obvious consequences on agricultural production and productivity.
 
Tawoon for Conflict Resolution: Profile & strategy plan 2008-2010
Taawon was established in 2002, and this is when it started to launch its activities. Taawon’s main activities aim to raise the awareness of young people on effective and peaceful ways to deal with conflict and to develop understanding, respect, and the ability to cooperate with others in a multicultural world. Taawon targets youth in Palestine covering the West Bank and Gaza. Taawon imparts ethical, moral, and philosophical insights into the process of creating peaceful social change.
 
Critical Review of the Proposed Palestinian Electronic Commerce and Signatures Law
This study critically reviews two draft laws prepared by the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), namely the Electronic Transactions (ECommerce) Law and the Electronic Authentications (E-Signatures) Law. It also provides recommendations to improve the draft laws and create a favorable legal environment to facilitate e-commerce in Palestine. The paper first defines the various aspects of electronic commerce, highlighting its importance and advantages.
 
Local to Global: Palestinian Youth Issues and Concerns
This research paper aims at exploring the vision and views of the Palestinian youth and youth organizations about the most important problems and concerns of the Palestinian youth, their needs, and the obstacles that stand in their way of achieving their dreams. In addition, the research seeks to identify the most important concepts that the Palestinian youth think of analyzing the issues, concerns, activities, and work of their local youth organizations and their relationships with international organizations.
 
What is Conflict and Conflict Transformation?
Conflict is a natural part of human life. It exists in all relationships, groups, culture, and every level of social structure. Although conflict is often uncomfortable and energy-consuming, it can be a positive force for change and bring an otherwise stagnant organization or relationship our of dormancy and into new life and vitality. Conflict is a challenge to people at both an individual and group level and can cause growth. It can also be destructive if it is not faced and dealt with in a constructive manner. It can lead to violence or even war.
 
Improving the Representation and Status of Women in Senior Public Sector Jobs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
The Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS), at the instigation of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, has conducted a study on women in high-ranking positions in the public sector in Palestine. The objectives of the study were to examine the status of women in senior positions in government institutions and discover whether there was any discrimination against them in any aspect of employment, including hiring, performance evaluation, promotion and remuneration.
 
Enabling Palestinian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to meet International Product Standards
This study aims to identify and clarify the important role of standards in the development of MSMEs and in increasing their productivity and thus increasing competitiveness and attracting new markets locally and abroad. The study examines the validity of the hypothesis that the application of standards by MSMEs helps to raise the productive and competitive capacity as well as the ability to attract and open new markets locally and internationally.
 
Cash Versus In-Kind Assistance: Statistical Study of a Household survey in Palestin
The aim of this study is to help donors identify which of the two forms of assistance best supports the poor and food insecure within the prevailing socio-economic conditions in the Palestinian Territories and the structure of households and poverty profiles in WBGS. To address this topic, the study applies various statistical methods to data from a household survey conducted by the Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The survey (Palestine Poverty Perception, PPP Survey) covered 2087 Palestinian households and was conducted in 2006.

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