Evaluating our work.
We evaluate our programs in order to learn how to implement them more effectively and with greater impact.
Evaluation is a critical tool in helping The Jewish Agency prioritize the allocation of its resources. Similarly, it is a central element in ongoing organizational learning. Evaluation helps us understand the impact of our programs and the ways in which they need to be improved, and as such, serves as a basis for evidence-based decision making.
We are committed to ensuring that evaluation is an integral element of elective and donor-directed projects. We evaluate our core-funded activities in each program unit every year to three years.
We invite you to read our latest evaluations of our programs in the following documents:
Evaluation Policy Statement
The policy by which we evaluate our programs.
Measurement Report, 2015
A report with our latest findings about the impact of our work.
Full-Length Measurement Report, 2015
A more in-depth look at the impact of our work.
Highlights from 2015Among half of Onward Israel participants in 2013 from North America and Europe, even 10 months after the program ended, there was an increase in knowledge and understanding about Israel.57% of non-Orthodox Masa alumni indicated that being Jewish is very important to them. This is in contrast to 25% of participants in the 2014 Pew study of Jewish Americans aged 18-30 who do not identify as Orthodox, who thought that being Jewish is very important, and 39% of alumni of short-term programs.74% of participants on the Roots Trip for FSU High School Students in the Heftziba Network of Jewish Day Schools in the FSU said that as a result of the trip, they feel a stronger connection to values of humanism and tolerance.78% of Project TEN participants are likely to recommend joining the program to others.The school dropout rate of Youth Futures participants is half of Israel's national average.
Full-Lenth Measurement Report, 2014