Since our founding in 1974, MJB has been a pioneer in introducing a focus on Arabs into the mainstream of applied social research in Israel. We play a central role in evaluating innovative initiatives of the government, JDC-Israel, and other organizations to address the many challenges faced by the Arab community. Equally important is our role in ensuring that the needs and sensitivities of Arabs are addressed in major national policy initiatives.
MJB makes a special effort to include Arabs as a special population within national studies. We use culturally appropriate research instruments and carry out interviews in Arabic. We give attention to subgroups within the Arab population, such as the Druze and the Bedouin, to provide critical comparative data on the well-being of Arabs, which is central to program and policy development.