Evaluating the Level of Adherence to the Palestinian Labor Law
This study aims at assessing the level of compliance with the Labor Law No. 7 of the year 2000. The labor law is considered crucial because of its long term influence on both society and economy. It should provide a work environment of balanced cooperation between all partners of production. It should also foster a competitive environment in the job market and thus assure the rational distribution of resources and the stimulation of productivity.
Arable Land in Palestine: Reasons of Decline and Policies for Protection
Arable land in Palestine suffers from a variety of problems, largely as a consequence of the Israeli occupation. These problems arise invariably as a result of access constraints, land confiscation, settlement activities, the construction and expansion of the separation wall, ‘security’ related land closures, and limited water allocation. However, these specific issues have been explored previously by a number of research institutions. Consequently, and with the desire to advance the discussion of this topic, this study will focus on a number of less obvious challenges.
Targeting Palestine's Poor: Current Criteria and Suggested Approaches
The aim of this study is to enhance targeting criteria and targeting mechanisms directed at poor Palestinian households in social assistance programs. To meet this goal, the study makes a review of targeting criteria and mechanisms currently in use. The potential inaccuracy of specific targeting schemes and the consequent wastefulness of resources are exposed. From here, recommendations are made to minimize ‘leakage’ (where ineligible families receive assistance) and under-coverage (where eligible families do not get assistance).
Narrative Documentation of the Technical Assistance Process
This is a narrative publication that documents the “Code of Conduct Technical Assistance” process, which aims at providing and creating guidelines that include some of the best NGO capacity building practices towards good governance. The documentation looked in a systematic manner at the overall context in addition to the traditional practices within organizations and in relation to the values prescribed in the Code of Conduct.
Israel’s Raid on Arab Banks in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: A Legal Analysis
On 25 February 2004, Israeli police, Internal Security Agency (Shabak) officers and Border Police raided branches of the Jordan-based Arab Bank and the Cairo Amman Bank in the West Bank town of Ramallah, seizing in cash from the bank vaults more than NIS 35 million (the equivalent of US$ 7 million). The sum corresponded to the amount of money held in over 200 accounts belonging to individuals, charities and non-governmental organisations. This report analyses the bank raid in light of international law, as well as bilateral agreements between Israel and Palestine.
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy Making in the Palestinian Territories
The aim of this study is to improve and develop the relevance, effectiveness and impact of locally produced research on economic and social policy. This will be achieved by building a clearer picture of the parties involved in the policy-making process and the political and economic systems they operate within. This study also examines the relationship between the research and policy-making spheres and the role that international actors and donors play in processes of research and policy formulation.