The study gives a brief introduction to the history and socio-economic status of West Bank/Palestine. The report is organized around four main elements: a) a guide to the Palestinian budget from a child rights perspective with a general overview of social sector spending; b) an analysis of education spending in Palestine; c) an assessment of the Palestinian social welfare sector; and d) a child-focused budget comparison of two Palestinian municipalities. By extracting lessons from these four components, the study hopes to
inform legislators, ministerial finance departments, civil society, and children themselves about the budgetary issues and processes that impact
upon child rights in Palestine.