Synthesis of recent studies related to the social protection cash voucher assistance (SPCVA) nexus in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The social protection sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) is characterized by complexity, fragmentation and a lack of coherence. The main governmental programme is the Palestinian National Cash Transfer Programme (NCTP), which reaches roughly 115,000 households with regular benefits. While sizeable in reach, insufficient coordination across international and governmental actors, as well as significant variations in transfer typology and levels of benefits, have led to a fragmented and ineffective system.  This paper was produced as part of the project, “Strengthening Nexus Coherence and Responsiveness in the Palestinian Social Protection Sector”, implemented by the ILO, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Oxfam, and funded by the Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP).