The Arab Population Team was established in 2018 to integrate the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute contributions to the study of the Arab population in Israel. The team focused mainly on the five-year socio-economic development plan for the Bedouin population in the Negev (2017-2021), recommending policies to improve planning, implementation, and monitoring processes. In 2022, the team was awarded the government tender for the evaluation of the multi-year plan for the reduction of socio-economic gaps in the Arab population in Israel.
The National Authority for Community Safety (hereinafter: the Authority) operates in local authorities across Israel to prevent violence, delinquency, and anti-social behavior as well as against drug and alcohol abuse. The Arab Population Team at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute conducted a research-based consultation for the Authority's Southern District, related to its activities among the Bedouin population in the Negev. The counselling was conducted in the course of 2022 as part of the evaluation study of the five-year socio-economic development plan for the Bedouin population in the Negev for 2017-2021. The goal of the consultation was to assist the Authority in improving its monitoring and measurement system in order to improve its ability to conduct a focused examination of the impact of its work on the target population.
This review presents the unique situation of Arab youth to provide information that will help (1) develop services and tools to promote equal opportunities and optimal integration of Arab youth in the economy and society; and (2) reduce and prevent NEET among Arab youth. The objective is to establish a reference data set that will serve as a stable and reliable resource for a variety of organizations and officials, in order to plan for and discuss the needs of Arab youth in Israel, services currently available to them, and any gaps between the two. The review presents a broad range of data on various characteristics and aspects in the lives of young Arabs in Israel, and where possible, highlights differences and gaps between Arab and Jewish youth and between different groups within the Arab population
The overarching goal of this study was to identify sociocultural factors that contribute to employment barriers and affect the employment patterns of the Bedouin population in the Negev.
The goal of this study was to map the quantitative data related to the Bedouin population in the Negev, characterize the limitations of the available databases, and suggest ways for improving them. This, with the purpose of developing a reliable knowledge base for planning and ongoing monitoring of the status of the Bedouin population in the Negev.