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Whose Aid is it Anyway? Politicizing Aid in Conflicts and Crises

This Briefing Paper 145 contributes to shaping the debate about the general direction of aid practice. It explains problematic aspects of the aid industry and makes policy and practice recommendations for various actors. By: Oxfam ( 2011. 34 pages. English only.

Restricting Aid: The Challenges of Delivering Aid in the OPt

This summary of a survey about international actors in Palestine concludes significant, widespread and costly movement and access challenges the INGO's are facing as they deliver aid to Palestinians. By: Association of International Development Agencies. (

2011. 13 pages. English only.








Private Oxfam International Briefing for “Conference in Support of the Palestinian Economy for the Reconstruction of Gaza” on 2 March 2009

Non-public briefing note to frame issues in advance of the 2009 donor conference in response to the 2008-9 Israeli aggression on Gaza. Addresses politicization of aid and accountability of aid damage, among other issues. 2009. 6 pages. English only.

Evaluating Aid to Palestinians in the oPt

Oxfam Briefing Paper (27-pages) assessing aid policy in the context of donors' statebuilding objectives. Marked: Confidential, for limited circulation.

EU's Aid to the oPt: Deepening Crisis in Gaza

This assessment of the role EU aid is playing in the Gaza Strip calls for change in EU policy. By: CIDSE Working Group on Palestine/Israel ( 2009. 20 pages. English only.

Reparations for Civilians Living in the oPt

This brief explores opportunities and constraints for reparations under international law. It is a rare, serious exploration of the topic of reparations applied specifically to the Palestinian situation. By: Harvard University Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (). 2011. 23 pages. English only.

Real Aid: Ending Aid Dependency

A high-quality 64-page study by Action Aid that builds on reports published in 2005 and 2006. Defines "read aid" and "substandard aid" using a credible methodology that is applied to specific donors. Provides examples and explanations to argue for changes in global aid policy.

Can Oslo's Failed Aid Model Be Laid to Rest?

This policy brief argues that donors are reinforcing failed past patterns associated with the so-called “peace dividends” model while making only cosmetic changes to their engagement. It is useful as an overview of the way aid critics view the influence of the Oslo process on Palestinian national development. By Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network (

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