The Sector Research and Networking Unit implements vital research, using a participatory approach, to identify sector needs and priorities, leading to the design and implementation of high impact developmental interventions. This includes needs assessments, market research, networking and leadership in the implementation of development projects in cooperation with key sector stakeholders. The Sector Research and Networking Unit fills the research gap in Palestine – identifying the most effective capacity building interventions for implementation of effective educational reform, development of successful knowledge-based industries in Palestine and the region (linking educational outcomes with market-driven needs) and other important programs.