Local Development Forum

Local Development Forum (LDF)

The LDF is at the core of the local aid coordination system. It serves as a forum for regular coordination at the national level. It focuses on the delivery of aid and follow-up on the national development plan of the Palestinian Authority (PA). The LDF is co-chaired by the Minister of Planning and Administrative Development, together with Norway, the World Bank and UNSCO. LDF meetings are planned and prepared through meetings of the Friends of the Co-Chairs. Since October 2007 LDF meetings have been chaired by the Palestinian Prime Minister.


Co-Chairs: Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development (MoPAD), Norway, the World Bank and Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)

Members: All donor and aid agencies and representatives of relevant PA institutions
Observer: Representative of the Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA)

Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)