Project profile — Empowering the Palestinian Security Sector


UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services (41502)
2018-01-15 - 2024-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• West Bank Gaza (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Justice, law and order policy, planning and administration (15131) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the operation of the Palestinian security sector, through support to the Office of the Quartet (OQ), in a manner that improves the lives of Palestinians and helps ensure stability in the West Bank and Gaza. Project activities include: (1) helping the Palestinian Authority increase safety and security in Palestinian communities where security services have not previously been available; (2) strengthening the functioning of the Customs Police; and (3) monitoring and assessing relevant policies, actions or activities that relate to the security and justice sectors. The project is also assessing the ability of the Palestinian judicial police to serve warrants and execute judgments of the family courts, which impact women and children in particular.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved access of Palestinian security forces to Palestinian women and men residing in areas that have previously been inaccessible to them; (2) increased clarity of mandate of the Customs Police and better gender inclusiveness; and (3) better understanding of trends and needs in the Palestinian security sector.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) continued monitoring and examining ways to expand movement and access of Palestinian Authority Security Forces in the West Bank; (2) developed an in-depth analysis of the backlog of Family Court cases awaiting execution within the court system; and (3) continued to support and work closely with the Palestinian Authority security and justice institutions to have the necessary technical assistance.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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