Education Finance

Funding for the education system comes from the government budget through the Ministry of Finance Government expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is 17.9 in 2003 The remaining funding in education comes from donors and international organizations In Palestine territories, access to schools is primarily constrained by physical conditions and movement restrictions. However, insufficient investment in upgrading education has led to crowding and deterioration in the learning environment. Schools have lost their revenue base from fees, and faced difficulties in securing basic school supplies and materials. The limited services for students with special needs, facing psychological trauma, has also become evident. The inequity in resource allocation between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has become serious as well.