This presentation summarizes the findings of the follow-up study of the first cycle of the "Digital Leaders" program for the government. The program strives to train a group of agents of change who will promote digital innovation in the public sphere. The study was conducted about nine months after the end of the program and examined the extent to which the program had achieved its goals with the additional perspective of time.
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB) conducted an evaluation of the training seminars. The focus of the evaluation was on the two types of training carried out by local professionals: Jewish renewal staff and youth club directors.
This presentation summarizes the findings of the evaluation of the Merhav Meshutaf ("Common Ground") program that was created within the framework of the Government-Civil Society Initiative. The main goal of the program is to create a group of change agents from government ministries and civil society organizations who would be committed to enhancing the interface between the government and civil society. It is a new format of the earlier Merhav program, which shared similar goals, but included participants from the public sector only.
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This presentation summarizes the findings of the evaluation of the "Digital Leaders" program. The main goal of the program is to create a leadership group of change agents that will promote innovative and digital-based projects in the government ministries, local government and civil society organizations.
The inter-ministerial program for the senior civil servants was established in 1987 and continued for 28 years as a partnership between the Civil Service Commission of the government of Israel and the JDC-Israel Institute for Leadership and Governance (Elka). The program strove to enrich the knowledge of participants, deepen their systemic perspective, strengthen their managerial and leadership skills, and promote professional ties among them.
The Government-Civil Society Initiative was established in 2012 as a partnership of seven ministries , Diaspora Jewry and the JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance (which is also responsible for the implementation). The overarching goal of the Initiative is to improve the interface between the government and civil society in order to fortify the resilience of Israeli society. A three-stage strategy was formulated for the Initiative. MJB conducted an evaluation study of Stage I.
The Merhav program was launched through the Government-Civil Society Initiative. The ultimate goal of the Initiative is to enhance the interface between the government and civil society in order to strengthen social resilience in Israel. The program aims to create a group of key individuals in government ministries and local government who were committed to promoting the topic and could act as agents of change. In order to examine the longer-term outcomes of the program, MJB has conducted a follow-up study a year after the end of the program.
The literature review is intended to integrate the knowledge accumulated in various countries on the measurement and evaluation of broad processes aimed at improving government-civil society relations, in order to serve as the conceptual and practical foundation for the evaluation of The Government-Civil Society Initiative in Israel.
The handbook will serve the growing community of organizations in Israel interested in measuring their effectiveness and in developing more cooperation with other organizations or with other divisions within their organization. It has relevance for public organizations, non-profit organizations, and philanthropic organizations.
An outline of the MJB work program on outcome measurement and shared measurement for 2014.