The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) launched the first version of the Palestinian Administrative Business Register (ABR) on 19 December 2018, which was developed through the last three years in collaboration with Palestinian and other partners.
The goal of the shared Palestinian ABR is to assist all institutions by providing more accurate knowledge of the active enterprises in Palestine. This is particularly relevant as almost each institution is confronted with many difficulties in order to register its units.
This first version of the ABR relies on the information provided by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Ministry of National Economy, ten municipalities, and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, as well as the PCBS' Establishments Census 2017, which was useful for checking the quality of the ABR content.
In its current version, the ABR includes almost 40,000 economic active units in the West Bank. This version of the register will be shared with all relevant official institutions.
For more information, please visit the official website of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).