What is the "Finance for Jobs" project

The Finance for Jobs (F4J) is a 4-year project, implemented by DAI global, LLC (DAI) on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) and funded by the World Bank, with the overacrhing objective of mobilizing private investments and creating employment opportunities in the West Bank and Gaza. 

Objectives

  • Mobilizing private investments
  • Creating employment opportunities in the West Bank and Gaza

Target Beneficiaries

  • Palestinian labor force particularly youth between the ages 18-29 and a targeted share of 30 percent women
  • Private sector enterprises and service providers: Capacity building and technical assistance for staff/employees
  • Public sector: Enhance relationship between public and private sectors. Strengthen capabilities to utilize innovativ­e financing instruments, and increased capacity and service delivery

PPAB

The Public-Private Advisory Body (PPAB) was established to play a unique and important advisory role in F4J II’s overall governance. Although PPAB does not hold decision-making authority, it monitors and provide feedback on progress. In particular, the PPAB acts as a sounding board and critical feedback loop between the MoFP, the PIA, and other stakeholders as the F4J components are designed and piloted. As a result of its role and position within the F4J SOP governance structure, and of discussions generated as a result of its meetings, the PPAB will capture much of the knowledge generated and lessons learned from F4J, a critical aspect of the F4J SOP.

The PPAB is comprised of key PA counterparts from the MOFP, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Labor, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, and the Palestine Capital Markets Authority, together with representatives from the financial and private sector, including the Association of Banks, the Businesswomen’s Forum, the Palestinian Businessman Association, and the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. One member from the donor community will also have an observer status.

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F4J Fact sheet