the Palestinian and Belgian cooperation, both parties decided to extend the
Local Government Reform and Development Programme (LGRDP II). The programme
extension will focus on environment and climate change and contribute
to developing more green, resilient and sustainable municipalities and
This extension will build on the achievements and the lessons learned of the Belgian cooperation in the Local Government sector (since 2005) and consolidate initial support provided by the Belgian government (2016-2018) to the Environment Quality Authority (EQA) in the elaboration of the Palestinian Authority strategies and plans to address the impacts of climate change.
The present extension of the LGRDP II specifies the new strategies, activities and means needed to fulfill the above-mentioned objectives, for a budget of 3 million euros over 3 years – from the beginning of 2021 until December 2023.