Assessment of Norwegian Support to Democratization and Strengthened Political Legitimacy in Palestine
About the publication
- Published: June 2016
- Series: Norad reports: discussion
- Type: Norad reports
- Carried out by: Petter Skjæveland and Petter Bauck
- Commissioned by: The Representative Office of Norway to the Palestinian Authority
- Country: Palestine
- Theme: Governance and democracy
- Pages: 109
- Serial number: --
- ISBN: 978-827548-871-6
- ISSN: --
The report concludes that development assistance will not by itself solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, end the occupation, remove the biggest hindrances for development or secure a strengthened democracy and political legitimacy in Palestine.
Development assistance could however improve the conditions for reaching a negotiated solution, strengthened democratization and the realization of human rights.
Without complementary support from other relevant foreign policy measures, many development interventions will not be sustainable and at worst only remain emergency relief.