Development Impact Bond (DIB) for Type II Diabetes

Portland was instrumental in establishing the first DIB in the Arab world, to address the growing Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in Palestine. We worked with 150 pre-diabetic women in West Bank refugee camps over a 3 year period with Juzoor, a local public health organisation with a strong track-record of working with women in impoverished […]

Loan Guarantees

bank of palestine

Portland’s work saw a Palestinian Loan Guarantee Facility launched with $230m, providing loans from $10,000 to $500…



Rawabi is the first planned city for Palestinians and the largest private sector undertaking in Palestinian history…

Social Finance Israel

Portland, incubated Social Finance Israel to act as the country’s first social-financial intermediary. It now issues innovative…

Bridges Israel

Portland incubated Bridges Israel, a social venture fund which invests in for-profit, mission-driven businesses in the country’s…


Portland has a long history trying to craft a roadmap for a viable funded pensions system in Palestine. The potential to foster economic growth and prosperity, with important welfare implications and the potential to spur aggregate demand and employment is immense, as is the opportunity for regional development through long-term investable capital. The initiative is […]


Together with PlaNet Finance Portland provided €550,000 in capacity building for the Palestinian microfinance sector, complemented…

Masterplan for Employment for Arab Society

The Masterplan for Quality Employment is a joint programme with the Israeli Democracy Institute. It focuses on education, welfare, employment, growth engines and commercial zones. It was extended and adjusted during 2020 to reflect COVID-19’s impact. Following meticulous analysis and design, it has been embedded as part of the five-year Government Resolution 550 plan, which allocated […]