"Recession, Recovery and Reinvestment: the role of local economic leadership in a global crisis"
By Greg Clark, Chair of the OECD LEED Forum on Development Agencies and Investment Strategies
This new OECD paper addresses local economic development actions that have been taken to respond to the current economic crisis. Local economic development leaders met regularly over the past six months to discuss how their economies are being impacted by the crisis and what responses they have begun to take at a local level to complement what is being done at national and wider levels.
The paper proceeds through an assessment of the different types of actions taken and is completed by a serried of short “snapshots” of the key impacts and responses in forty localities of different roles, size, location and complexity. The cases were selected to provide variety and to illustrate a range of different impacts and responses. The full report can be found within the OPENCities website or accessed directly here.
"Shall We Stay or Shall We Go? Re-migration trends among Britainís immigrants",
Institute for Public Policy Research - ippr
A new report by ippr shows that more and more immigrants to the UK are staying for a short time and then leaving. The outflow in the last couple of years is close to 400,000. Major findings from the report, "Shall we stay or Shall we Go: Re-migration trends among Britain’s immigrants" include:
- More than 3 million immigrants to the UK in the last thirty years have subsequently left - around half the total
- The size of the exodus is increasing, with more than 190,000 leaving in 2007 - a number that is likely to be exceeded in 2008
- Short stay migration is a growing phenomenon - immigrants spending less than four years in the UK doubled between 1996 and 2007
- 85% of migrants currently in the UK who took part in an on-line survey said they were only planning to stay short term.
You can listen to an interesting extract from an interview with Tim Finch, head of migration at ippr on The Guardian Website.
The Economic Integration of Immigrants in Metropolitan Vancouver
Institute for Research on Public Policy
The purpose of this report is to provide basic knowledge about economic outcomes of immigrants to metropolitan Vancouver based on characteristics such as language ability, educational attainment, year of arrival, gender, age, country of origin and admission class. The report is meant to provide a basic, descriptive analysis of the economic outcomes of immigration to the Vancouver area. Read the complete report.