Development cooperation ,27.09.2018

EU Pegase-mechanism


The Pegase-mechanism was founded in 2008 and is a key mechanism for the EU to support Palestinian state-building and the implementation of the Palestinian national policy agenda. The Pegase is a programme consisting of direct financial support to the Palestinian Authority and of technical assistance projects run by the EU. The specific objective is to improve public services responding to citizens' needs, including those of marginalised groups. The long term, overall objective is to build effective and accountable institutions ready for statehood and enable inclusive social development. The Pegase provides a channel to strengthen the performance of the Palestinian Authority. The EU is the largest donor of the Pegase-mechanism, but many member states also provide separate funding (during the past three years Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Finland). Finland has funded the Pegase-mechanism since 2009 with 18 million euros. Finland’s funding for 2018 – 2019 is 2.5 million euros and it will be channeled in support of social security and East Jerusalem hospitals. The funding benefits poor Palestinians as well as Palestinians in need of specialized medical care. The bulk of the beneficiaries is from Gaza.

Funding decision  27.09.2018

2 500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Medical services 20%
  • Public sector policy and administrative management 50%
  • Social/ welfare services 30%

Special target group

  • women
  • people with disability

Funding channel

  • Euroopan unioni
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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