The Palestinian Tech Ecosystem

The Palestinian Tech Ecosystem
Palestinian Tech Ecosystem

In line with wider global trends, Palestine’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has become a relatively strong driver of its economy, not least being less constrained by restrictions on movement, access and governance imposed by the occupation.1 This has led the Palestinian Authority and international donors to focus more on ICT’s potential to drive rapid improvements in growth and employment. There are many impediments, such as the limits of 3G (2G in Gaza). Palestine’s young and educated population has been quick to adopt technology, with over 80% of households by 2020 having access to the internet and 86% owning at least one smartphone.2 This analytical briefing seeks to summarize where the sector stands.


The Portland Trust

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