Civil Service Reform

Israel's civil service suffers from rigid labor relations, low mobility, a poor incentive structure and an inability of managers to assess employee quality and performance. This program seeks to promote an effective, efficient and transparent civil service that draws on the best talent Israel has to offer, promotes its most honest and dedicated employees on the basis of measurable merit on the job and provides outstanding service to the public.

The program is currently working with the Civil Service Commission on a series of proposals for reform of Israel's stagnant civil service. These include development of quantitative and qualitative measures for civil service effectiveness, improved methods for periodic review and assessment of civil servants and incentives for good performance.

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    Daphna Aviram-Nitzan

    Director

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    Daphna Aviram-Nitzan is the former head of the migration research unit at the Aharon Meir Center for Banking and Economic Policy at Bar-Ilan University and the former director of the Economic Research division at the Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI). From 2003-2016, she served as the economic advisor to the presidents of the business sector and the presidents of the Manufacturers' Association. In the years 1994-2002 Aviram-Nitzan worked as an economist in the economics department of the Manufacturers Association and headed the research and strategy department in the association. In 2016, Daphna established the unit for the study of immigration and immigration at the Aharon Meir Center for Banking Research at Bar-Ilan University.

    Currently, she serves on the board of the council of the Israeli Economic Association and in a variety of companies in the capital market, and as chairman of the board of directors of Clal Finance-Mutual Funds.

     

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    Prof. Yuval Feldman

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    Professor Yuval Feldman is a full professor at the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University and a former fellow of Institutional Corruption Lab at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

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    Omer Selivansky Eden

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    Shay Amit

    Research Assistant

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    Lior Levi

    Research assistant

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    Hila Shoef Kollwitz

    Researcher

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    Hila Shoef-Kollwitz is an economics and policy researcher in the Civil Service Reform program, in the Israel Democracy Institute's Center for Governance and the Economyץ She has a bachelor's degree from the Hebrew University in the combined program "Philosophy, Economics and Political Science", and a master's degree from Oxford University in the Department of Economic History.

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    Shaul Hartal

    Researcher