About PCID

The Palestinian Community Infrastructure Development Program (PCID) is a five-year program which began in March 2013 and will finish in March 2018. The Program aims to increase Palestinians’ access to water and sanitation as well as other small and medium scale community infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza. The PCID Program is funded by USAID and implemented by ANERA.

The PCID Program has been designed to target rural, vulnerable or under-served communities that face serious shortages in basic services. The quality of life in these communities continues to lag far behind other West Bank and Gaza communities, and significant disparities abound between rural and urban communities within the same districts.

The PCID Program has the following four strategic objectives:

  1. Respond rapidly to urgent water, sanitation and other public infrastructure needs with the objective of increasing access to water and sanitation systems; reducing water losses and enhancing water and sanitation systems’ sustainability.
  2. Increase the impact of other USAID-funded programs in health, democracy and governance, education and the private sector by addressing underlying infrastructure needs which may be limiting the impact of those programs.
  3. Support the construction of other infrastructure to address critically needed basic infrastructure shortages such as health facilities, schools and youth centers, parks, libraries and sidewalks.
  4. Address unforeseen priority opportunities which adhere to the overall objective of the Program.



ANERA works with Palestinian Authority ministries and local community leaders to identify, design and implement infrastructure projects. ANERA is also partnering with the local non-profit organization Women and Media Development (TAM) to ensure the Program addresses gender needs and concerns, and to incorporate them throughout a project’s selection, design and implementation stages.



The PCID Program rests on the following key pillars: ensuring sustainability of projects, incorporating environmental mitigation measures, and addressing the needs of women, youth and vulnerable groups.



  • Enable approximately 60 Palestinian communities to have increased access to new and/or improved potable water supplies.
  • Enable more than 20 Palestinian communities to have access to improved sanitation systems.
  • Implement more than 50 infrastructure projects in the Health, Education, Youth and other sectors.

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