Quality in Social Services

The Quality in Social Services Group at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute plays a key role in developing infrastructures for Israel's public and social service sectors. It develops the tools and processes for regulation and quality assurance, and works to routinize outcome thinking in the social sphere. The work is intended to improve planning, policymaking processes and accountability, and to support learning and outcome measurement processes.

In addition, the Group uses a customized methodology to identify, document and study organizational successes in order to promote ongoing learning.

The Group is also a leader in developing the theoretical and practical foundations for evaluating the collective impact of cross-sectoral initiatives designed to solve complex social problems.

2020 Research Themes

  • Promoting the involvement of clients in social services
  • Inspection of social services
  • Evaluating cross-sectoral training programs to develop leadership and agents of change
  • Upgrading the national reporting system for the 5-year plan for the social and economic development of the Bedouin population in the Negev
  • Integrating principles of outcome thinking and improving outcome measurement systems for national services and programs for populations at risk
  • Applying big data methods and machine-learning technology to solving social problems
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2020 Research Themes

Promoting the involvement of clients in social services
Inspection of social services
Evaluating cross-sectoral training programs to develop leadership and agents of change
Upgrading the national reporting system for the 5-year plan for the social and economic development of the Bedouin population in the Negev
Integrating principles of outcome thinking and improving outcome measurement systems for national services and programs for populations at risk
Applying big data methods and machine-learning technology to solving social problems

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