The Participation of Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations in Sector and National Planning Processes
This study was conducted to deepen the understanding of the NGO community’s participation in the national and sector planning processes. The purpose of this study is to strengthen the contribution and participation of Palestinian NGOs in national and sector planning and in policy making processes. The study aims, specifically, to evaluate the scope of Palestinian NGO participation in the national and sector planning processes, the quality of participation, and nature of NGO representation in these processes. This study identifies gaps in the capacity of these NGOs themselves, and their representative bodies and umbrella networks. It aims to enhance NGO contribution and integrate them into the planning processes; identify mechanisms for dialogue and partnership between the government and NGOs; submitting recommendations to improve and institutionalize participation; and enhance the participatory approach and transparency in national and sector planning processes, including monitoring and evaluation of plans based on the principles of accountability and social responsibility.