The Belgian Development Cooperation also provides budget support to the Palestinian Ministry of Education so it can realise its education plans.
Belgium supports the Palestinian education reforms along with four other countries: Finland, Germany, Ireland and Norway. The close cooperation between these countries reduces the administrative workload for the Ministry of Education and significantly improves efficiency.
The Belgian contribution is not just limited to financial support, but focuses also on the policy dialogue and advice in establishing strategic education plans.
In the policy dialogue Belgium emphasises the quality of education, in particular in technical and vocational education, and asks more attention for areas with the greatest needs such as East Jerusalem.