In a recently published report The World Bank has acknowledged that the Palestinian Authority has been making good progress to tackle governance issues and corruption in the West Bank. However clearly it thinks that there is considerably more to be done.
The Report highlighted that although "significant steps" have been made by the Palestinian Authority there is a lot of follow up work in relation to implementation still to be done. The Bank is particularly concerned at the lack of actual prosecution of senior officials involved in corruption although it has acknowledged that considerable progress has been made in both the management of public finances and also in reducing nepotism in relation to public service appointments.
The Report also noted that one of the key elements to any anti-corruption legal framework is access to public information and the Palestinian Authority still has a long way to go on this issue.
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