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Earlier this month, 2nd -4th December 2018, VNG International- Palestine Branch together with the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) and the Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF) organized a three-days’ workshop training on Local Economic Development “LED” in Ramallah, Palestine.

The wider objective of the project is to further enhance the PA's policy and institutional capacities as well as to assist the relevant ministries in planning, monitoring, and managing EU funded projects in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and in the Gaza Strip; and, as part of the EU-PA cooperation, to support policy dialogue in the context of the EU-PA Joint action Plan.<br />
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The wider objective of the project is to enhance Palestinian Local Authorities' contribution to governance and development processes in Area C, as a precondition for more equitable, open and democratic society. <br />
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The specific objectives: <br />
1. Strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of the Palestinian Local Authority Association (APLA); <br />
2. Enable APLA advocate for and lobby on issues related to Area C on behalf of its members (Local Authorities -LAs); <br />

The overall objective is to investigate how decentralisation of property tax can contribute to enhance (property) tax revenues to enable municipalities in the Palestinian Territories to deliver improved basic services to citizens.<br />
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Specific objectives are:<br />
1. Enhanced property tax revenues and services to citizens when they are given a full mandate to collect property tax themselves (component 1);<br />

Objective: Employment, food security and improved legitimacy of local government<br />
Target group: 12 local governments on the West Bank<br />
Intended result: Enhanced capacity of local governments to support Local Economic Development (LED)<br />
Activities: Financing of municipal projects, workshops, on-the-job coaching and training<br />
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