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PEGASE is the new European mechanism launched on 1 February 2008 by the European Commission to help build a Palestinian State. PEGASE is fully aligned with the three-year Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP). The mechanism aims to shift from emergency assistance to a sustainable Palestinian development process through support in four key sectors: governance, social development, economic and private sector development, and public infrastructure development.
Below is the overview of the PEGASE programmes of direct support to recurrent costs of the Palestinian Authority, such as salaries, social expenditure, net lending and arrears towards the private sector.
4 Provision of essential public services
In order to help the Palestinian Authority ensure the continued provision of essential services to 1.4 million Palestinians in Gaza, PEGASE contributes to the delivery of fuel to the Gaza Power Plant. This support enables the production of electricity for households, schools, hospitals and public services throughout the Gaza Strip. The overall delivery process is subject to strict monitoring and controls.
In addition, with these funds, PEGASE also directly supports the PA’s public reform objectives by funding part of the net- lending stemming from the government subsidies of West Bank and Gaza citizens’ consumption of energy.