I asked many of you to bring forward plans and development ideas to present. I am going to release one said plan. The plan is about 140 pages long and has a lot of depth and detail. I need you to focus on non-workable portions of the plan and bring a solution for each area. Bring it back to discussion. I will email the plan for discussion.
Palestinian Development plan 2007-2010
This Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) 200810
is a national plan which sets out the
PNA’s medium term agenda for Palestinian reform and development. It provides a coherent basis for
the allocation of all government resources and reflects the commitment of the PNA to adopt an
planning and budgeting process. The PRDP sets out a comprehensive
framework of goals, objectives, performance targets and the allocation of resources to achieve them.
The PRDP 200810
contains eight chapters which:
The PRDP process is based on generally accepted principles applied in preparing medium term
expenditure frameworks (MTEFs). An MTEF is a government strategic policy and expenditure
framework, through which resources are allocated according to national policy priorities over the
If based on a realistic assessment of available resources, an MTEF can also be a tool
for good public expenditure management to support aggregate fiscal discipline as well as efficient and
effective use of resources in implementation of strategic priorities. It can also provide a basis for
effective dialogue with internal and external development partners.
It will take several years to fully develop and implement an MTEF in line with best practice.
However, the PRDP process is intended to improve transparency, accountability, coordination and
communication, and provide a basis for the introduction of effective performance management
systems in the relatively nearterm.
The process adopted in 2007 is described in the following subsection
and, given the severe time constraints, was subject to some significant limitations. However,
the approach will be refined in future years, based on lessons learned, to allow for an extended, more
consultative analysis and policy formulation phase.