SPACE Using social protection to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

As part of the Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19 Expert Advice Helpline’s (SPACE) approach to learning and documentation, five in-depth country case studies1 will capture information on country-level social protection and humanitarian nexus responses to COVID-19. The case studies aim to capture what has happened, what has worked well and less well and why. This case study covers the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) and is based on a literature review and key informant interviews during March 20212 .

The analysis also explores other triggers, including the date on which each country reported its first COVID-19 related death and the dates on which each country implemented restrictions on international travel, workplace opening, school opening, public transport functioning, public gathering, and internal movements. These triggers produced similar results to those selected for further analysis below.