Environmental factors were identified as limiting the viability of Gaza.
The UN initiated a study to see what the Gaza Strip might look like by the year 2020 as a place in which to live. Building on what is known now, the resulting study sought to highlight the formidable developmental, humanitarian and social imperatives which need to be addressed and resolved, irrespective of the political context. The document provides an overview of current challenges and trends in Gaza, and through the lens of the UN family working in the oPt presents an extrapolation eight years forward to 2020. It is based on a wealth of existing literature both from within the UN and outside.