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|Title||AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EMERGENCY JOB CREATION PROJECTS IN PALESTINE|
The current crises in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has created extreme levels of unemployment and a related decrease in overall economic activity. At the same time, the social services, as well as the social and economic infrastructure remain inadequate and in an urgent need for improvement and expansion. The closure and armed confrontation have a direct impact upon infrastructure, agriculture, public buildings and private buildings. The municipalities have commonly been forced to eliminate new projects. As from September 2000, several donors committed funds for emergency job creation. The primary objective of such programs is to relieve economic hardship by creating temporary jobs by offering short term contracts and low wages. This study includes a list of emergency job creation projects with a total of US $11,559,087 which is disbursed through four emergency programs during Al Aqsa Intifada period (September 2000–March 2003). The allocated total fund of these projects was US $12,750,000. About 178 of small scale, emergency and labor-intensive projects were implemented. The aim of this paper is to assess the achievement and efficiency of emergency projects, selection criteria, procedural and contractual aspects, financial aspects, responsibilities, employment generation and the managerial development during the two years period in Gaza Strip.
|Published in||Globalisation and Construction|
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