What is the "Israel 15 Vision"?
The 'Israel 15 Vision' focuses on placing Israel among the 15 leading countries in terms of quality of life within fifteen years. This vision requires a socio-economic 'leapfrogging', a phenomenon that can help closing down the gaps in quality of life between Israel and the leading countries. This vision is the organizing idea of the Reut Institute in the context of Israel's socio-economic development.
The 'Israel 15 Vision' was also adopted by the 'Israel 2028 Vision and Socio-Economic Strategy in the Global World,' where it was framed in the following words: "Israel will be one of ten to fifteen leading countries in the world in terms of income per capital."
A Vision is born – How was the 'Israel 15 Vision' born?
The 'Israel 15 Vision' began with a project of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation that took place between 1997 and 1999. Representatives from many sectors of Israeli society were invited to outline scenarios for the future of the State of Israel in the year 2020. Within this framework, Ms. Raya Strauss Ben-Dor, one of Israel's leading industrialists, Mr. David Brodet, Former Director General of the Ministry of Finance, and Gidi Grinstein joined together to develop a scenario dealing with the 'Israel 15 Vision'.
As years went by each of the three had contributed to promote this vision. Ms. Raya Strauss Ben-Dor made the 'Israel 15 Vision' a source of inspiration in her philanthropy activity; Mr. David Brodet lead the 'Israel 2028 plan' team that adopted the 'Israel 15 Vision;' Gidi Grinstein devoted his year at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to the question of how to implement the 'Israel 15 Vision'. Following he established the Reut Institute where the 'Israel 15 Vision' has been its top agenda.