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30 November 2006
This monitoring note is an attempt to assess the impact of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) fiscal crisis on the functioning of the PA’s institutions and service provision. The report defines institutions broadly to include the functioning of core systems and processes of government, with particular emphasis upon policy coordination, financial management and human resource management. In terms of service provision, it focuses on health, education, and social services. The assessment is based on a mixture of ten quantitative and qualitative indicators (see Box 1). It is hoped that the exercise will eventually serve as the core of a broader monitoring effort for government performance on the part of the PA.
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