June 2014


Main reports: The results of the Youth Transition from School to Work Survey indicate that the majority of Palestinian youth struggle to successfully move from education to employment.

In mid-May the Bank of Israel banned Palestinian commercial banks from making deposits of shekels in Israeli banks.

The US Senate approved a $48.3bn State and Foreign Operations bill that included cuts in total aid funding to Palestine.

The IFC announced an investment of up to $3m in the Palestine Growth Capital Fund, a Palestinian private equity fund.

The first Palestinian Water Forum discussed the challenges facing the water sector, focusing on the water and energy nexus and the role of the private sector.