Good Ideas on Economic Inclusion: Access to Banking
What is financial inclusion and why is it an important issue for immigrants? In our new report, Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust, U.K., offers expert commentary and context for a selection of good practices that illustrate some of the multiple and overlapping strategies being developed by innovative city leaders, civil servants, business and community organizations in cities across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Good Ideas on Economic Inclusion: Access to Banking is the first report in a series that examines issues and good practices related to the economic integration and inclusion of immigrants in the neighbourhoods, highstreets and workplaces of today’s cities.
September, 2012. It is in the capacity of every city in the world to provide a better welcome and contribute to immigrant success by creating the conditions for investment, attachment and belonging. Cities are uniquely positioned to learn from one another and to adapt and replicate good practice. Whatever the legal and jurisdictional framework, or differences in municipal responsibilities, cities around the world are accountable to their constituents and have a wide range of levers to introduce change – through policy instruments (equality, inclusion, nondiscrimination), as service providers (settlement, education, housing, police, etc.), as employers and diversity managers, and as the drivers of the local economy – from infrastructure and procurement to support for investment, entrepreneurship and small business incubation.
In Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration, we share nearly 40 international good practices from cities across Canada, the US, Europe and Australasia. (Maytree, 2012)
|In Practice to Policy: Lessons from Local Leadership, international experts provide policy insights for city leaders and their community partners. (Maytree, 2013)|
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Recent Additions to Library
Bientôt une assemblée de citoyens parisiens extra-communautaires ?
: RTL, 2010
Jane Doe to get the job in Germany
: Deutsche Welle,
Equal Access: Anonymous Applications Help Immigrants and Women
: Spiegel Online International, 2012
Pilotprojekt „Anonymisierte Bewerbungsverfahren“
Berlin: , 2012
Projekt “Integration von Jugendlichen mit Migrationshintergrund”
Cologne: Stadt Köln,
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Anonymous Job Applications Help Overcome Hiring Biases
City of Celle
Youth Employment Drives Diversity Goals
All Parisians, All Citizens
Assemblée des citoyens Parisiens extra communautaires (ACPE), Conseil de Paris
The Dilemma Workshop
St. Louis, United States
Mosaic’s Ambassadors of Prosperity
St. Louis Mosaic Project