Jerusalem's Third Sector: A Policy Paper
Publication Year: 2020
The Civil society in Jerusalem and the third-sector organizations within it are both a financial and social asset to the city: NGOs are a significant political, financial and civic force in Israel’s capital. The third sector is a major asset to the city and an inseparable part of Jerusalem’s eco-system as a government city: third-sector organizations in Jerusalem have constant and diverse interactions with government offices, Israel’s parliament and the Jerusalem Municipality, as well as with other actors in the local governance network, such as research institutes, international organizations and the media.
This research paper is a direct continuation of our 2018 research report, “Civil Society in Jerusalem – Methodological Research and Mapping”. The current research analyses the challenges faced by third- sector organizations and recommends the establishment of a municipal infrastructure conducive to their success. This can be achieved by adopting a set of applicable tools, such as the development of professional skills and capabilities, implementation of regulatory changes, and improvement of working connections between third-sector organizations.