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Since 2007, DCAF has worked in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) to support institutional development in the security- and justice sectors. DCAF works closely with the Palestinian authorities and the Palestinian society for strengthening public institutions. By enhancing their transparency, accountability, and service-orientation, the justice- and security sector  institutions will also increase their public legitimacy and acceptance and,  thereby, their effectiveness.

DCAF works with Palestinian authorities at both the central and governorate level. DCAF supports various legal and institutional reform initiatives from the President, the Prime Minister, the Council of Ministers, the Governors, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, and Justice, the different security forces, the Judiciary, and various audit-institutions.  DCAF also has a broad range of activities with Palestinian civil society organizations, research institutions and the media.