State building as the path to peace
The unresolved conflict in the Middle East is dominating life in the Palestinian Territories. Recurring violent clashes, political deadlock and constant restrictions on the movement of people and goods put a strain on people and the economy. The consequences are high unemployment and a never-ending potential for conflict. The situation in the Gaza Strip is particularly volatile. The people there have insufficient water, electricity and jobs.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW Development Bank is involved in promoting employment and education, the water sector and municipal development in the Palestinian territories. KfW also supports the reconstruction of housing destroyed by war in Gaza and infrastructure in Palestinian refugee camps.