UNRWA Institutional Secondments

Project completed

The secondment scheme aims to secure and reinforce the impact of SDC’s financial contributions to UNRWA by increasing UNRWA’s ability to use these funds efficiently and effectively for the delivery of its programmes and by strengthening its ability to attract sufficient financial and other resources. Accordingly, the planned secondments are intended to strengthen UNRWA’s institutional capacity and help provide collateral support to the organizational development process aiming at these improvements in the areas of service delivery and resource mobilization. The secondment scheme replaces the previous approach of funding secondments through stand-alone credit proposals, with the aim of creating more planning stability for UNRWA on one hand and reinforcing the strategic orientation of SDC secondments on the other hand. It builds on and systematizes SDC’s positive experiences with UNRWA secondments to-date.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Near East
Palestinian Authority
Human rights
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Health systems strengthening
Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
01.04.2010 - 31.12.2012
CHF 2'480'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk
  • Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'480'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   2'328'092
Project phases

Phase 1 01.04.2010 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)