The ADCR 2011: Human Deprivation Under Occupation
This chapter will examine impediments to both economic growth and human development in the OPT. It will be shown that Israeil policies and practices throughout out the OPT, particularly movement and access restrictions, have constrained economic growth and had a devastating effect on the pervasiveness of poverty. Poverty here is defined as not merely being a lack of income but “ a human condition characterised by the sustained or chronic deprivation of the resources, capabilities, choices, security and power necessary for the enjoyment of an adequate standard of living and other civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. The effectiveness of aid in alleviating poverty and contributing to long-term sustainable development as well as the politicization of aid, will also be examined.