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Knowledge Center

"Transforming the Negev Bedouin community from a burden into a growth engine for the south of Israel"

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Evaluation and Measurement System

Yanabia’s aim is to expand into all Bedouin local authorities in the coming years. To this end, we brought in a measurement and evaluation expert to help us develop a method of evaluating the programs’ success so we can make informed decisions upon the completion of the pilot in the three authorities we currently operate in, which represent the three types of local settlements: a local council (Kseiffe), regional council (Neve Midbar) and municipality (Rahat).


Anyone who operates in the Negev Bedouin community encounters a significant challenge: How can one measure the success of activities in a place with such significant disparities and seemingly endless and complex problems? At Yanabia we hope to do our part to address the “professional confusion” we all share: How should we evaluate our activities?

As part of the “Knowledge Infrastructures for Impact” strategy, we started implementing actions aimed at systematically pooling and creating information to support the organization’s activities and assisting partners and stakeholders in the space and in general.


We intend to formalize this activity in the near future by establishing a dedicated unit that will also try to deal with one of the most critical gaps – the data gap regarding the unrecognized villages. We intend to create a smart and regularly updated knowledge environment capable of developing models and professional theory that will be available for initiatives in this space.

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Bedouin Authorities in the Negev and Balancing Grants - White Paper for the Committee for Drafting Balancing Grants

1 Position Paper

May 2022

Position Papers

Professional Theory

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One of our dreams is for Bedouin society to close the existing data and information gaps, as is happening in every other community in the country, by creating a database that is accessible to the Bedouin population. This dream is powered by the clear demand we are seeing on the ground, and in response to an existing dearth of information and data resulting from many years of neglect in carrying out research. The first step to fulfilling this dream is presented here.

Working with a data and knowledge expert, we collated all the official data regarding the local authorities (from the Ministry of Interior and the CBS) into the Power BI workspace you can see here.
You are invited to explore the system and start to extract conclusions from it.

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