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|Title||Analysis of the Informal Construction Sector "Unregistered Contractors" in the Gaza Strip|
|Title in Arabic||تحليل قطاع الانشاءات الغير رسمي " المقاولين الغير مسجلين " في قطاع غزة|
The Construction sector is one major component of the Palestinian economy with regard to its contribution in the income generation and employment. Contractors in this sector can be divided into two groups: Group one: Registered contractors in the Palestinian Contractor Union (PCU) represented by the contracting companies. Group two: Unregistered contractors as informal contractors who have not registered in PCU. They are usually specialized in specific jobs related to the construction like: plastering, tiling, painting, electrical installation and sanitary installations. The main objective of the study is to investigate the role and significance of the informal construction sector to the economy. The objectives of the study have been approached through eighty valid questionnaires received from the unregistered contractors working in Gaza Strip. In this study, the informal construction sector was assessed and the weakness of the professional association assumed to support this sector was discovered. Meanwhile, most of the unregistered contractors have written contracts with the employers without any financial guarantees from the two parties. Most importantly, the majority of workers in this sector do not have social insurance. The results indicate that most of unregistered contractors do not cover their staff by health and social insurances. The study put some recommendations to develop the informal construction sector including law proposals to be submitted to the concerned authorities for approval. The recommendations also, include the establishment of professional association to support the unregistered contractors and their employees in this sector in regard to their professional skills and health. The association is supposed to organize the work in this sector through adherence to technical specifications and organizing the contract with the employers based on approved principles of measurement and pricing.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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