The World Bank announced that its Palestinian NGO Project has been extended to include a third stage with a grant of $10 million. As documented by NGO Monitor, the previous two phases together provided $41.9m for Palestinian NGOs until June 2006. However, PNGO II also funded the Palestinian NGO portal that provides a platform for extremist political NGOs such as PCHR, Al Haq, the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights and ARIJ; and has been a source of funding for Al Mezan, which was involved in the portal’s development.
The objective of PNGO III is to “establis[h] an effective mechanism to improve the quality and sustainability of NGO social service delivery” . No details are currently available on the World Bank’s website regarding which NGOs will receive funding under this program.