This is how the Israeli government shifted its inclusion policy for Ethiopian Israelis
First, 12 agencies defined their outcome and asked a question:
30 years after their initial immigration to Israel, the Ethiopian community is still not yet integrated into mainstream Israeli society. How can our policies change this?
Dozens of thousands of stakeholders were invited to give advice
Experts & Academics
The government launched an Insights website for policymaking
The Ethiopians know how to better facilitate their integration. Following a cabinet resolution, half of the Israeli government reached out to thousands of citizens and professionals.
All the advice was collected in one place
62 Round Tables
100+ Phone Calls
Posts on Facebook
15,000 Text Messages
The community conducted the analysis
Participants highlighted key points in their answers and connected them to insights. Additionally at a conference, 300 stakeholders were invited to group similar highlights and draft insights together.
Users grouped answers, curated new insights, and linked answers to existing
insights. They did most of the analysis!
Insights partners curated new insights, while taking full responsibility to approve answers and observe the project..
The leading team was presented with the insights. They explored some of the advice and made decisions based on the insights.
The insights surprised the government - and shifted policies
"Stop Segregative Programs. Self-stigmatization will remain for a long time after the program ends..."
“Strenghtening the Parents. Parents should not be afraid to exercise their authority...”
“One Size Doesn’t Fit All. Inclusion requires solutions based on needs, not on color...”
In a series of historic cabinet resolutions, the entire policy towards the Ethiopian community changed. Personal updates on impact were sent to each and every participant.