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Vol 7

Tamer M. Qarmout: Delivering Aid Without Government: International Aid and Civil Society Engagement in the Recovery and Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip (Cham- New York – Heidelberg - Dordrecht - London: Springer International Publishing, 2017).

ISBN: 978-3-319-49660-3 (Softcover)
ISBN: 978-3-319-49661-0 (EBook)
Doi: 10.1007/ 978-3-319-49661-0_ (add chapter no.)

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On this Book

  • Offers insights on how donors influence public policies in contexts where local governments lack international recognition and legitimacy
  • Examines the socioeconomic reality of the Gaza Strip under Hamas and the impact of international donors’ funded recovery and reconstructions schemes
  • Investigates realities of donor assistance in conflict zones and the effect of conflict on development policies and priorities


On the Author

Tamer Qarmout

Dr. Tamer Qarmout has nearly ten years of experience working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in several management positions. He has expertise in the areas of policy development, strategic planning, management, leadership, institu¬tional reform and capacity development. He has significant program management experience dealing with stakeholders in planning and implementing large programs aimed at building institutional and governance capacities of public and nonprofit organizations. Tamer Qarmout is presently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the International Centre for Northern Governance at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, an MA degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University in the United States, and a BA degree in Finance from Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine. His research focuses on governance, administrative reform, decision-making, foreign aid, and conflict resolution. Among his publications are (coauthored with Daniel Beland): “The Policy of International Aid to the Gaza Strip”, in: Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 4, Summer 2012, pp. 32-47; “Realities of Aid Practices in the Palestinian Territories and Suggested Strategies for Future Interventions”, in: Journal of Peace Building and Development, vol. 3, No. 3 (2007), pp. 88-93.