August 26, 2005
Major RAND Study on Creating a Successful Palestinian State
The RAND Corporation has published two books featuring the most comprehensive recommendations ever made for creating a successful Palestinian state. Contributors address political, economic, and social challenges, and present an innovative design to meet the population's needs.
Building a Successful Palestinian State
This study examines options for strengthening governance, security, economic development, access to water, health and health care, and education.
The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State
The second work examines options for addressing housing, transportation, and related infrastructure needs.
Both works address the problem of financing a successful Palestinian state.
Both works can be downloaded in PDF format. Because of the thoroughness of these studies, I believe academic law libraries with strong international development collections should acquire these works. Now if only RAND would turn its attention to Iraq... .
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