Building institutional strength in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Takamol: the Stability, Services and Reform Programme
Takamol - the Arabic name for the Stability Services and Reform Programme - is our foremost centre of government programme. On this two-year, DFID-funded programme we are working with the Palestinian Authority to reform the core cycle of planning, budgeting and monitoring of government service delivery.
The purpose is to build the capabilities of ministries to move towards fiscal sustainability, increased accountability and improved delivery of public services to Palestinians.
The programme - which began in 2019 - specifically aims to re-integrate the planning and budgeting functions, so plans are realistic and costed and achieve a fiscally constrained budget and spending controls to reduce debt and arrears. We are also improving revenue collection and reducing fiscal leakages, to alleviate fiscal constraints, and strengthening the architecture of central government so the Palestinian Authority can function as an efficient and effective administration.
The result of this work will be the integration of public financial management, centre of government and revenue components into a holistic delivery cycle. It is a genuinely problem driven programme that understands what has been tried before and builds capability to achieve sustainability. We are using detailed Political Economy Analysis to understand the space available for reforms and are working politically to influence what is possible.