Local Development Forum
Elections WG

Elections AD HOC Working Group (EAHWG) 


The main purpose of the EAHWG is to act as a forum for coordination and exchange between donors and the Central Election Commission on issues related to elections,

The key functions of the EWG are as follows:


·         assist in aligning donor support in relation to the expressed needs of Palestinian national plans for electoral issues;

·         support elections at the national and local level;

·         coordinate and harmonize donor assistance to prevent duplication and overlap;

·         carry out coordinated and strategic dialogue with the purpose of identifying PA needs and align the donor community;

·         function as the main source of information for PA needs and achievements, donor funding and gaps.

Membership in the group is limited to relevant donors and other institutions (e.g. relevant non-governmental organizations, Civil Society and Private Sector Institutions) who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions. 


Chair: Central Elections Commission (CEC) 

Deputy: EUREP 
Technical Advisor: US 
EU, US, Norway, Canada

UN Agencies: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Women

Government Institutions: MoFA, MoFP

Private Sector Institutions: Jaffa

CSOs: Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)