Support to UNRWA institutional and operational reforms (Education)

Proyecto terminado

SDC support to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees in the Near East) in the occupied Palestinian territory will enable the organization to further implement its mandate and its reforms agenda. The intervention focuses on the delivery of enhanced education services - which include primary education, skills development and professional training services – for the benefit of over 270,000 pupils attending UNRWA’s schools and technical vocational education and training centers.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Autoridad Nacional Palestina
Política de educación
Primary education
Política del sector público
15.11.2012 - 15.03.2013
CHF 6'900'000

UNRWA’s current financial crisis is putting at risk the delivery of health, education and relief and social services to beneficiaries. Of particular concern to Switzerland – given its support as a development-oriented donor and the contribution it has made to the Education Reform – are the unpredictable consequences of a foreseeable discontinuation of the education services on the pupils’ learning process.


To ensure that Palestine refugees’ girls and boys living in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) have access to quality education services.

Grupos destinarios

  • UNRWA itself as an institution, including employees and beneficiaries (in particular, students and education staff in the oPt)
  • Palestine refugees in the West Bank and Gaza
  • Efectos a medio plazo

  • Sustained delivery of essential services under UNRWA’s Education Programme in the oPt for the remaining of 2012
  • UNRWA able to honour its financial commitments towards its education staff in the oPt
  • Resultados

    Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

  • The education reform has moved from strategy development to implementation
  • Education-staff development material finalized
  • Curriculum review and human rights education in place
  • Cost efficiencies and inter-linkages with other Departments identified and rolled-out

  • Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
    Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
    Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
    Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
    • Organismo de Obras Públicas y Socorro de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados de Palestina en el Cercano Oriente

    Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   6'900'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   6'900'000
    Fases del proyecto

    Fase 2 15.11.2012 - 15.03.2013   (Completed)