U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from a U4 Partner Agency. The U4 Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.


Please provide an overview of corruption in the occupied Palestinian territories with a focus on the impact of corruption in service delivery.


  1. Background
  2. Extent of corruption in the occupied Palestinian territories
  3. Main drivers of corruption
  4. Corruption in service delivery


This Expert Answer seeks to shed some light on the main challenges to governance and anti-corruption in the occupied Palestinian
territories (oPt). It also offers a brief overview of the extent of corruption in the territory and its main drivers. The final section shows how the governance challenges affect different areas of service delivery such as health, education, electricity and water supply.

It is worth nothing, however, that there are relatively few publicly sources of information on the impact of corruption on service delivery in the West Bank and Gaza available in English. For that reason, this Expert Answer takes a more general approach that includes other challenges for service delivery in the occupied Palestinian territories, as it is difficult to disentangle the effects of corruption from those caused by other challenges such as the political, economic and social situation in the territories.


Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka, [email protected]


Marwa Fatafta, [email protected]




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