Investment in cultural infrastructure

Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:


  • Developing an environment conducive to creativity
  • Developing the capacity of the human resources of the Ministry of Culture and cultural sectors in general
  • Establishing and developing sovereign cultural centers.


Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Concentration of cultural facilities in the middle area of the West Bank, and insufficient availability of those in the rest of the governorates and regions of the diaspora, led to depriving a lot of communities of benefiting from various cultural products. Lack of due consideration to archeological buildings and sites, historical libraries holding rare manuscripts in occupied Jerusalem and elsewhere.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The implementation of this policy has clear economic, cultural and social dimensions and distinctive cultural advantages. Despite the high financial cost required, it offers numerous benefits for the citizens and the nation in general.  Adoption of laws that support culture, will give protection to citizens and artists alike. The policy is an opportunity to create employment in traditional and cultural industries. 


Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Ministry of Culture

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

An agreement with the government of Norway was signed to launch the third stage of the Palestinian Cultural Fund in the years 2014-2016 with an estimated budget of $2.5 million.

The Palestinian Cultural Fund is one of the main financial support resources for cultural activities in the State of Palestine. It supports cultural activities and projects in all governorates and partially participates in the efforts to achieve objectives of cultural development at a national level.

MOC and Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science signed an agreement to support three projects with a budget of $ 25 thousands. These projects include short story writing competition with an amount of $5 thousands, equipping multi-purpose hall for $15 thousands, and supporting library of Arab Rashaydeh village council with $5 thousands.

The general aim is to provide supportive cultural environment.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of cultural institutions provided with booksNumber of licensed cultural institutions
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)