April 2021


  • The World Bank approved on 5 March a $15m grant aimed at aiding Palestinian municipalities in continuing to provide essential services, and to create jobs for households whose income was impacted by the pandemic.
  • The US representative to the UN, Linda Thomas- Greenfield, announced on 25 March, that the US will resume funding assistance programmes for Palestinians.
  • The impact of the pandemic and the lockdown were recently covered in a comprehensive study by the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute on the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and urgent responses.
  • Al-Quds index reached 466.2 points on the last day of trading in March, a decrease of 3.8% from the previous month.