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World Bank report notes improvement Palestinian digital economy

The DC-based institution’s report also said that Israeli restrictions and the Palestinian legal framework are impeding further development in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Palestinian school teacher Jihad Abu Sharar gives lessons online from her home, after a decision by the minister of education to close schools and kindergartens following a surge in coronavirus cases, Dura village, the West Bank, Feb. 3, 2022.

The World Bank released a lengthy report Feb. 9 on the development of the Palestinian digital economy.

The report assessed the state of the digital economy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The bank examined internet access and speed, use of technology in different sectors and startups in the Palestinian territories, among other topics. The report was finished at the end of 2021, but released today.

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