To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will conduct further research using programme budgets and evaluations as recommended by DME for Peace's report entitled, Research Study for the Department for International Development, Value for Money Investment in People to People Programming in Israel and Palestine, published in March 2021.
16 September 2021
We are taking forward relevant recommendations in the research study undertaken by the Department for International Development "Value for Money Investment in People to People Programming in Israel and Palestine". We firmly believe a just and lasting resolution that ends the occupation and delivers peace for both Israelis and Palestinians is long overdue. That is why we support steps to increase understanding and dialogue between the parties that can help create the conditions for meaningful negotiations. We will continue to fund peacebuilding projects focused on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and have increased our focus on monitoring and evaluation within these projects.