West Bank and Gaza 

METAC’s resources are available to (i) identify and design measures to strengthen specific aspects of economic and financial management; (ii) prepare detailed implementation plans based on the diagnostic work conducted by IMF-Headquarters; (iii) provide policy and technical advice either by the Center’s resident advisers or by experts from the IMF roster; (iv) organize hands-on training, seminars, workshops to allow for peer-to-peer learning and disseminate good practices; (v) review proposals by governments for consistency with internationally agreed standards, and (vi) coordinate activities with other technical assistance providers.

The Palestinian economy continues to face considerable headwinds, with security risks and fading hopes for peace weighing heavily on growth prospects.  In such an environment, METAC’s assistance focuses on supporting the Palestinian Authority’ efforts to mobilize domestic revenue, enhance public financial management, strengthen the resilience of the banking sector to shocks, and improve real sector statistics.