RAND Palestine Initiative

Creating a successful independent Palestinian state poses a wide range of political, economic, social, and environmental challenges. Since 2002, a multidisciplinary team of experts from the RAND Corporation has been working with Palestinians, Israelis, and the international community to develop an in-depth and comprehensive nation-building plan to address these challenges and facilitate the state's success.

Palestine Studies

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    The RAND Palestine Initiative2009

    A description of the Arc, RAND's proposal for a sweeping infrastructure corridor linking urban centers, within and between the West Bank and Gaza.

  • MG-146-1 Cover

    Building a Successful Palestinian State2007

    An examination of how an independent Palestinian state, if created, can be made successful. The authors describe options for strengthening governance, security, economic development, access to water, health and health care, and education, and estimate the financial resources needed for successful development over the first decade of independence.

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    The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State2011

    An examination of options for strengthening the housing and transportation infrastructure of a potential future independent Palestinian state in the context of a large and rapidly growing Palestinian population. The book includes initial cost estimates for improving and expanding infrastructure to facilitate successful development.

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    Helping a Palestinian State Succeed: Key Findings2007

    A summary of two RAND studies on options for facilitating successful Palestinian development, MG-146-1-DCR and MG-327-1-GG. The former examines options for strengthening governance, security, economic development, access to water, health and health care, and education. The latter examines options for addressing housing, transportation, and related infrastructure needs. Both studies estimate the financing needed for successful development.

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    Strengthening the Palestinian Health System2005

    This study examines strategies for strengthening the health system of a potential independent Palestinian state. Successful development of the Palestinian health system is worthwhile in its own right, and it may be a relatively cost-effective way to help demonstrate the tangible benefits of independence and peaceful relations with neighboring countries. Moreover, implementation of many of the strategies described can begin prior to independence.

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    Building a Successful Palestinian State: Security2006

    Throughout the history of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, security has been the most important-and most challenging-issue for Palestinians, Israelis, and their neighbors. This study examines key external security issues regarding the construction of a Palestinian state. Its proposals include a NATO-led international peace-enabling force and Israeli-Palestinian confidence-building measures.

دراسات في اللغة العربية

Cover: The RAND Palestine Initiative

The RAND Palestine Initiative

Cover: Building a Successful Palestinian State

Building a Successful Palestinian State

Cover: The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State

The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State

Cover: Helping a Palestinian State Succeed: Key Findings

Helping a Palestinian State Succeed: Key Findings

מחקרים בעברית

Cover: The RAND Palestine Initiative

The RAND Palestine Initiative