New Tool for Local Governments on Migrant Entrepreneurship
The DELI Assessment Tool aims to assist local governments to make an inventory of local policies and practices in support of migrant entrepreneurship and to measure performance against a set of Management Standards. It has been produced in the framework of the Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration (DELI) project.
The Tool and the Standards have been developed and tested by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Migration Policy Group (MPG) as part of the Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration project (DELI). The DELI team consulted extensively with the participating cities, and other stakeholders including local officials and representatives from the private and civil society sectors, as well as from universities and think tanks.
Additional information on the DELI project can be found on the Council of Europe’s website and MPG’s website.
The assessment provides detailed information on the strength and weaknesses of local policies and practices in response to challenges and opportunities for migrant entrepreneurship. It also gives an indication of the assessors’ evaluation of the cities’ progress in several policy areas. It covers the five areas as outlined by the Management Standards, namely:
1. Promoting policies that link migrant entrepreneurship and social integration
2. Supporting migrant entrepreneurs in developing their entrepreneurial skills
3. Facilitating the inclusion of migrant entrepreneurs in mainstream networks
4. Promoting equal access to finance for all entrepreneurs
5. Using the purchasing (procurement) power of local governments to achieve social and integration goals
The tool can be accessed here.