Sweden Contributes $22M to Palestinian Infrastructure

Stockholm, Sweden (IMEMC) – Sweden contributed SEK 190 million, ($22 million) to the Palestinian Partnership for Infrastructure Development Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PID MDTF), administered by the World Bank.

The Palestinian Authority will support the contribution by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to implement prior activities regarding water and urban development, carrying out reforms in the water sector, and improving the harsh conditions of water and sanitation in the Gaza Strip. According to the statement issued by World Bank, the fund will support Palestinian local governments to improve service delivery and effective local governance through an incentive program that links expenses with achievements. PID MDTF was foundaThe Palestinian Authority will support the contribution by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to implement prior activities regarding water and urban development, carrying out reforms in the water sector, and improving the harsh conditions of water and sanitation in the Gaza Strip.

According to the statement issued by World Bank, the fund will support Palestinian local governments to improve service delivery and effective local governance through an incentive program that links expenses with achievements.

PID MDTF was found in 2012 with the aim of improving coverage, quality, and sustainability of infrastructure in the occupied Palestinian Territories through financial and technical support in the water, urban development, and energy sectors.

Image Source: Kyle Taylor, Flickr, Creative Commons Palestine - Hebron - 26

Image Source: Kyle Taylor, Flickr, Creative Commons
Palestine – Hebron – 26

With the latest contribution, the total amount allocated to PID MDTF is about $101 million in which Sweden has contributed, so far, an amount equivalent to about $40 million, according to WAFA.

To be noted, donors that are currently contributing to the fund include: the governments of Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.

This report was prepared by IMEMC. 

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