West Bank and Gaza

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With an unstable economic situation and bleak prospects for national elections or a revived peace process, IRI's current program focuses on amplifying moderate Palestinian voices committed to a democratic future at the grassroots level.  IRI does this in a variety of ways, including regular public opinion polling, town-hall meetings, a televised civic education program and campaign workshops.  In coordination with prominent civil society partners, IRI supports women’s empowerment and civic education efforts focused on areas of the West Bank, particularly small villages that have not traditionally been politically engaged.  IRI works with political independents to provide a credible democratic movement that is responsive to Palestinian development needs.