Local Development Forum
Fiscal SWG

Fiscal Sector Working Group (FSWG)

The main purpose of the Fiscal SWG is to act as a forum for information-sharing and coordination on issues related to the fiscal sector between donors and the PA (MoNE). The work is guided by framework of the National Policy Agenda 2017-2022.



The key functions of the Fiscal SWG are as follows:

 

·         assist donors in aligning assistance in relation to the National Policy Agenda;

·         support the development and updating of sector strategies within the framework of national plans and budgets;

·         coordinate and harmonize donor assistance and identifying PA priorities and the readiness/availability of the donor community to fund related programmes;

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

 


Membership in the group is limited to relevant donors, civil society and private sector representatives who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions.


Composition

Chair:
Ministry of Finance and Planning

Deputy: IMF

Donors: EUREP, France, Norway, USA, Japan, UK, Australia
UN Agencies: UNSCO, UNWOMEN

Government institutions: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Private Sector: DAYSINN

Civil Society:  Palestine Consultative Staff for developing NGOS (PCS), Palestinian National Institute for NGOs (PNIN)
Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)