Local Development Forum
Open Development Forum (ODF)

Open Development Forum (ODF)

The Open Development Forum (ODF) will replace the existing Local Development Forum. The ODF will operate alongside the Donor Advisory Group (DAG) and will be used for information sharing and consultation with the local representatives of all donors to Palestine.  The Prime Minister will chair the ODF, with Norway as Deputy Chair and it will convene at least semi-annually.  As needed, meetings can also be called by a designate of the PM. The purpose of the ODF is to ensure that all donors are kept abreast of current Palestinian development planning, priorities or challenges, and are given the opportunity to provide views and feedback on those issues.


Chair: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

Deputy Chair: Norway

Members: All donors, UN agencies, relevant private sector and civil society representatives

Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)