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Source: World Bank
3 September 2013



An Additional US$72.2 Million in Budget Support
Arabic: العربية

Washington, September 3, 2013 – The World Bank transferred today an amount of about US$72.2 million to the Palestinian Authority from the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund (PRDP-MDTF), a multi-donor budget support mechanism administered by the Bank.

The funds contributed by the governments of Kuwait, Australia and the United Kingdom will help support the urgent budget needs of the Palestinian Authority (PA), providing inter alia support for education, health care and other vital social services for the Palestinian people and for the economic reforms currently underway. 

The World Bank PRDP Trust Fund was established on April 10, 2008, through an agreement signed between the World Bank and the Palestinian Authority during the 2008 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings.  It is a central component of a World Bank’s effort to support the ongoing Palestinian Reform and Development Plan.  Currently, the PRDP-MDTF donors are the governments of Australia, France, Kuwait, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

With the new tranche release, the PRDP-MDTF will have disbursed about US$1.1 billion.


For further information on the PRDP MDTF and the World Bank’s program in the Palestinian Territories, please visit: 
www.worldbank.org/we

Contact:
In the Palestinian Territories: Mary Koussa, (972) 2-2366500,
mkoussa@worldbank.org


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