The Socio-Economic and Food Security (SEFSec) survey is part of a broader monitoring system in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) that is led by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The purpose of the SEFSec is to identify changes in the living conditions of Palestinian households by annually monitoring key socio-economic and food security indicators. The SEFSec addresses a need for annual monitoring information to complement the less frequent but more detailed Palestinian Expenditure and Consumption Survey (PECS). This initiative is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in close partnership with PCBS.
The following report provides a summary of the basic socio-economic and food security findings of the SEFSec survey conducted in 2011 with comparisons to data available from the 2009 and 2010 SEFSec surveys. Note that macro-economic data are extracted from secondary data sources.