Question of Palestine home
24 September 2007
1. At the 2005 AHLC meeting in London, the World Bank issued a report examining progress over the previous year, and reiterating the already-known preconditions for growth without which donor assistance would not yield lasting results. These are: (1) a drastic improvement in the security environment; (2) dismantling restrictions on the movement of Palestinian people and goods; and (3) clear progress on Palestinian reform and institutionbuilding. In recognition of these widely accepted preconditions, the AHLC called for parallel and reinforcing actions by the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Government of Israel (GoI) and the donors.
2. This report evaluates the progress made since London in meeting the preconditions for a virtuous cycle of growth, and the changing circumstances in which these preconditions continue to apply. It also seeks to reflect some of the lessons learned over the past few years in the hope of influencing the concrete policies that are necessary, looking forward to the proposed Donor Conference in December, to revive the Palestinian economy and the overall peace process.
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