Senior Research Scholar and Arab Population Team Leader (Systems Group)
Senior research scholar and Arab Population Team leader, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Yonatan Eyal has worked at MJB since 2011. His primary research areas are: employment (vocational training), disabilities (personal budgeting), and cost effectiveness, and is experienced in the evaluation of complex programs. In recent years, he has evaluated the government’s national Five-Year Plan to promote the Bedouin population in the Negev.
Yonatan holds a BA in industrial engineering and management from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, an MA in economics from Tel Aviv University, and a PhD in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of his doctorate, he specialized in quantitative evaluations of the impact of intervention programs.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7361.
Research Gate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yonatan_Eyal
Arab Students, Three Years into Academic Studies: Assistance from the National Plan to Expand Access to Higher Education in Israel
This is the fifth report in a series of evaluation studies on the National Plan to Expand Access of Arab, Druze and Circassian Students to Higher Education in Israel.
Evaluation of the Cost of Services Provided by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Services to People with Disabilities
The goal of the cost evaluation was to calculate the cost of providing services to a person with disability according to the relevant characteristics of the level of support required by the program participant.
Practical Aspects of Personal-Budget Service for People with Disabilities: Review of the Literature
The literature review was written at the request of JDC Israel Unlimited as part of a pilot of service provision based on personal budgets (PB).The review deals with the practical aspects of PB programs around the world.
Socio-Economic Measures for the Bedouin Population in the Negev
This document is part of an evaluation study of the program to promote economic growth and development for the Bedouin population in the Negev (Government Resolution 3708). It makes accessible to researchers, policymakers and the broad public basic measures reflecting the population's socio-economic situation.
A Group Sheltered-Employment Program in the Free Market for People with an Intellectual Disability — Evaluation of the Initial Stages
The purpose of the study is to learn about the implementation of the program in its early years, obstacles to its operation, and its contribution to the target population.
Children and Youth
Promoting Economic Growth and Development of the Bedouin Population in Southern Israel: Education – Second Report on Government Decision 3708
This is the second report of the study on the implementation of Israel Government Decision 3708 concerning the 2011-16 five-year plan to promote economic growth and development of the Bedouin population in the Negev. The first report addressed three areas: employment; early childhood care; transportation; and personal safety. This report examines the implementation of the […]
Evaluation of the “Secure Future” Employment Program for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties
The goal of the evaluation was to examine the implementation and outcomes of the program in order to improve it and facilitate decision-making about its assimilation in the future. The evaluation examined the characteristics of the participants and their compatibility with the target population; the program inputs; the organizational structure; the participants' satisfaction; and the outcomes of the program, particularly with regard to employment.
Children and Youth
Program to Promote Economic Growth and Development for the Bedouin Population in the South of Israel. (Government Resolution 3708) – First Report
In September 2011, the government passed Resolution 3708 initiating a broad program to promote economic growth and development for the Bedouin population in the Negev. The resolution sets out a five-year program (2012-2016) with the following goals: To promote the economic status of the Bedouin population in the Negev; to strengthen the Bedouin local authorities; […]
Path to Independence Mentoring Program for Young Adults with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
In Israel, as in other countries, there is growing recognition of the need for specialized services for young adults with disabilities to prepare them for the transition to independent adult life and help them overcome the challenges of employment, studies, independent housing and, social relationships. The Path to Independence mentoring program is an innovative, one-on-one […]
Ekstein, D., Tirosh, M., Eyal, Y., & Eyal, S. (2015). Drug interactions involving antiepileptic drugs: Assessment of the consistency among three drug compendia and FDA-approved labels. Epilepsy & Behavior, 44, 218-224. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.02.009
Nirel, N., Grinstien-Cohen, O., Eyal, Y., Samuel, H., & Ben-Shoham, A. (2015). Models for projecting supply and demand for nurses in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4(1), 46. doi:10.1186/s13584-015-0043-6
Eyal, Y. (2010). Examination of the empirical research environment of program evaluation: Methodology and application. Evaluation Review, 34(6), 455-486. doi:10.1177/0193841X10394980
yal, Y., & Beenstock, M. (2008). Sign reversal in LIVE treatment effect estimates: The effect of vocational training on unemployment duration. Labour Economics, 15(5), 1102-1125. doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2007.10.001