While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Palestine’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to enhancing the robustness of its policy goals and commitments and respect for property rights.
Among the three EIRA risk areas, discrimination between foreign and domestic investors is lower than unpredictable policy and regulatory change and breach of State obligations.
Palestine’s performance is moderate on three of the EIRA indicators, and it is low on one indicator. It has received 57 points on the indicator regulatory environment and investment conditions and 55 on management of decision-making processes. On rule of law the score stands at 43 while foresight of policy and regulatory change is at 28 points.
On a more detailed level, Palestine’s overall subindicator performance is moderate. The highestscoring sub-indicator is restrictions on FDI with a good score of 70. It is followed by institutional governance at 69. Next is management and settlement of investor-State disputes with a score of 60 points. Palestine has obtained a moderate score of 44 on the sub-indicator regulatory effectiveness. Transparency and communication of vision and policies are at 41 and 31 respectively. On the sub-indicators robustness of policy goals and commitments and respect for property rights, it has received 25 points each.