A unique methodology that enables the creation of applied and ground-breaking solutions to complex and urgent cross-sectoral problems. Task Forces are composed of decision makers and experts from different sectors who work together to provide rapid responses and flexible interventions by studying and analyzing selected social issues, proposing recommendations for action and/or policies, and carrying out pilot programs.
Public systems often face complex and urgent problems, which require diverse perspectives, pooling of resources and collaboration, in order to understand the problem in depth and produce agreed-upon and shared solutions. However, there is no set methodology for government and civil society organizations to routinely work together to create such solutions.
To enable government agencies and civil society organizations to collaborate and promote innovation in identifying social challenges and formulating solutions, Joint Elka sets up "task forces" of experts. These meet for half a year to a year to examine issues, define points for intervention, formulate recommendations for action and/or policy and carry out pilot programs. Task forces operate in "safe spaces" that allow them to identify incentives to encourage desirable outcomes and overcome mistrust and conflicting interests between parties.
Did you know?
In the past, to solve complex problems, the government used to set up "Authorities." Hence the National Road Safety Authority and Israel Authority for Prevention of Violence, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Today, the government also seeks to create a more flexible and short-term tool for addressing national issues.