Publications

Democratizing the Refugee Issue

In 2000, IPCRI convened 48 town hall meetings in nine different refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza. In all, hundreds of refugees took part in some of the most intensive and comprehensive discussions concerning their future that had ever taken place. In March of 2001, a survey was conducted with 1600 respondents.  The recommendations created based on the meetings and the results of the survey can be seen below or by clicking on the links. 

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Microfinance in Palestine in 2005: Overview of Impact and Potential Recommendations

This 2005 report, funded by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the Center for International Development, and the Women and Public Policy Program, analyzed the current impact and future potential of microfinance as a means to develop the Palestinian economy and strengthen Palestinian law and order.

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Water Imports – An Alternative Solution to Water Scarcity in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan?

Israel, Palestine, and Jordan are under absolute water stress, and the situation is getting worse. In fact, a recent study reports that despite Israel’s current maximum exploitation of fresh water resources, 30 percent more water will be required to meet the needs of its population in 2020. As for Palestine and Jordan, a recent report states that many Palestinian communities have only interrupted water supply and that two hundred villages in the West Bank are not even connected to the water grid. Among all Mediterranean countries, Turkey is most likely to supply water to Jordan, Palestine, and more especially Israel. Export is possible both practically and politically. This report, written in 2010, gives more details.

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Needs Analysis: Downtown East Jerusalem Businesses

This 2013 project aimed at engaging directly with the business community in Downtown East Jerusalem (DEJ) to locate reasons for and solutions to the economic decline experienced over the past years. This report presents the findings from a survey of 96 small business owners (SBOs) in DEJ. It identified the key problems facing the SBOs and expresses the concerns of the businesspeople themselves. Moreover, it includes the recommendations made in a series of town hall and representative meetings with leaders of the business community.

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