Research Analyst, Arab Population Team (Systems Group)
Research Analyst, Arab Population Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Arwa Majadlih has worked at MJB since 2020. Her main research areas are: complex government programs, such as the five-year plan for the socio-economic development of the Bedouin population in the Negev, formulation of quality-of-life indicators for the Bedouin population in the Negev, and the integration of Arab youth in higher education and in the labor market. In addition, Arwa specializes in the study of government programs. from the gender perspective and the impact of such programs on Israeli society. In recent years, Arwa has engaged in academic research on the career aspirations and career choice of university graduates.
Arwa has extensive experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Previously, Arwa engaged in educational counseling and served as a coordinator and counselor for Arab students participating in the preparatory program conducted under the auspices of the Dean of Students Office at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Arwa holds a BA in Education, an MA in Educational Counseling, and a Teacher Certification in Psychology for post-primary schools, all three from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Arwa can be contacted at [email protected]
Improvement and Modification of the Measurement System Used by the National Authority for Community Safety for the Bedouin Population in the Negev: Research-based Consultation for the National Authority for Community Safety (Southern District)
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.
The Socio-Economic Development Plan for the Bedouin Population in the Negev: 2017-2021 (Government Resolution 2397): A Comprehensive Evaluation – Interim Report
This report deals with the mapping of the five-year plan for the Bedouin population in the Negev for 2017-2021 (pursuant to Government Resolution 2397) (hereinafter: the five-year plan) and specifically with identification of its key components and their interrelations. The five-year plan discussed in this report is the second consecutive government plan that allocates resources to the Bedouin population, which is ranked in the lowest socio-economic cluster in Israel. The five-year plan is intended to reduce the gaps between the Bedouin population in the Negev and the general population in Israel and to promote the integration of the Negev Bedouin population in Israeli society and economy through the allocation of an incremental budget and the designation of funds from other sources as well as by the development of work plans in various areas.
The Gateway to Academia Program: Promoting the Integration of Young Bedouins in the Negev in Higher Education
A comprehensive review of the Gateway to Academia Program details the barriers and challenges facing young Bedouins in the Negev who seek to integrate in higher education in Israel.