Non-contributory social protection through a child and equity lens in Palestine

Author: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Thematic Area: Social Protection

Abstract:"The State of Palestine (SOP) is situated in the Near East Region and has a fragmented territory, divided into two main areas: the Gaza strip, on the Mediterranean coast, and the West Bank, on the border with Jordan. The SOP has a total population of 4.5 million people, of whom 2.2 million (49 per cent) are under the age of 18 and 700,000 (15 per cent) are younger than 5. The SOP has the highest fertility rates in the MENA region: 4.11 births per woman, and had a Human Development Index of 0.684 in 2015, compared to an average of 0.704 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In 2011, 25.8 per cent of the Palestinian population was reported to live under the national poverty line, an income of ILS2,293 (USD637) per month for an average household. The situation in Gaza is particularly worrisome, with a poverty rate of 39 per cent, compared to 16 per cent in the West Bank in 2015". (...)

Keywords:Non-contributory, social protection, child, equity, lens, Palestine
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