Mossawa Center

Mossawa Center Discusses Israel's Economic Reports with the OECD

Mossawa Center Staff
June 12, 2023

At a meeting with OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) staff and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mossawa Center founder and Director Jafar Farah discussed recent findings on the budgets that were actually allocated to the Palestinian Arab community by the Israeli government. The data that the Israeli government sends to global economic institutions was discussed, which includes:

  • Investment in Palestinian Arab education and closing the gaps in various indicators including dropout rates
  • Industrial zones and job creation
  • Banking services and loans for housing and businesses
  • Health services and closing health gaps
  • The political and economic causes of violence and crime
  • Poverty and unemployment among youth and women
  • Investment in the development of the public transportation network
  • Higher education and vocational training in the among Youth in country and abroad
  • Planning policies and housing crisis

The Israeli Ministry of Finance is trying to secure loans to fill the deficit in the state budget, claiming that it is working to close the economic gaps in the Arab community.

The Socio-Economic Unit at the Mossawa Center analyzes the demands of the Palestinian Arab community from the budgets of the various ministries and follows up the implementation of the financial decisions of the governments in order to close the development gaps.

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