Cash Transfers in Palestine: Building Blocks of Social Protection
This study examines how the MoSD in Palestine has designed, implemented, and continues to refine the PNCTP to specifically reach those who are hard to reach. The program is far from perfect. As we point out in the section on challenges, funding and capacity issues continue to challenge the program. But given the extraordinary constraints the PA must confront, the PNCTP is a relative, and thus remarkable success. Poor, unequal, and divided societies can look to the Palestine case for lessons. This report is the result of a year-long research project carried out by Professor Joseph Wong of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto; four student researchers: Clara Ban Kim, Kyle Jacques, Saambavi Mano, and Joudy Sarraj; and Bruno Câmara Pinto, a research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Research was conducted from September 2017 through June 2018, including primary fieldwork in the West Bank in May 2018. The research team was unable to travel to Gaza because of heightened political tensions. We conducted interviews and site visits in Toronto, Ramallah, and Jericho. Hanan Walid served as a local research assistant and translator.