Cover: Economic Structure and Development Prospects of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Economic Structure and Development Prospects of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Published 1971

by H. Benshahar, E. Berglas, Yair Mundlak, Marc Sadane

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback161 pages $30.00

The 1967 Six Day War united economies of different structure and levels of development — Israel and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip — and disrupted past economic ties between the occupied territories and other Arab states. Future development will depend on the economic relations between the territories and both Israel and neighboring Arab countries. To project the economic development of the territories, four economic sectors were analyzed: agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and services. The average annual rate of output growth is expected to be 5.9-13.0 percent during 1968-1973, 6.8-11.6 percent during 1968-1978, and 7.8-10.2 percent during 1973-1978. The respective rates of growth in employment will be 3.3-10.6 percent, 3.4-7.4 percent, and 3.6-4.2 percent. The average rates of growth of labor productivity will be 2.4-2.6 percent, 3.4-3.6 percent, and 4.2-6.0 percent, respectively. The assumed rate of population growth is 3.5 percent. The development policy for the territories should allow sustained growth supported by modernization of the economic structure, including industrialization.

This report is part of the RAND report series. The report was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.