The Government of Israel is implementing long-term programs with a range of objectives and methods for the Arab population.
MJB's Research Team on the Arab Population is developing its expertise in evaluating complex intervention programs of this kind. The team also emphasizes strengthening our knowledge and understanding of the unique characteristics of Israel's Arab population in all its diversity. The complexity of the programs, and the fact that they are implemented over time, highlight MJB's longstanding contribution to policymakers.
Systems Research Group Leader and Director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research
The objectives of the research were to map available services for children with disabilities and their family members in the Bedouin population in the Negev, in the education, health and welfare areas and to identify barriers to service take-up and unmet needs in these areas, in routine times as well as during COVID-19.
This literature review is part of a comprehensive research plan designed to inform and evaluate the Five-Year Plan and lay the groundwork for a follow-up plan. The review covers global models for municipality empowerment as well as insights in this area provided by the research literature, assuming such information can help formulate ideas and modes of action for the continued empowerment of the Bedouin municipalities.
The objectives of this study are to analyze the conceptual basis of the Empowerment Program; describe its implementation; examine barriers that can prevent its optimal realization; assess its effects; and ultimately help draw conclusions from it, offer ways to improve it in future implementation stages, and form a basis for informed follow-up programs and initiatives.
The study is intended to contribute to the improvement of the work plans ahead of the implementation of the next five-year plan. To that end, the following aspects were examined: the best practices and principles of operation for formulating work plans for government resolutions, specifically complex and inter-ministerial resolutions; the way in which the work plans of the partners to government resolution 2397 were formulated; the quality of the formulated work plans; and the plan implementation monitoring and follow-up activities.