A new report from Brookings experts provides a framework for supporting equitable recovery from the COVID-19 recession. The essay speaks to the nation’s enthusiasm for an economic recovery that addresses racial inequalities and, in particular, values Black lives and Black communities. In order to ‘rebuild better’, the proposed framework takes a more integrated approach than previous recovery efforts that have focused on creating new and distinct initiatives, often in the field of community development. Instead, authors suggest that more equitable economic outcomes are possible through embedding this work across the economy. Specific actions for local governments and leaders include improving career navigation and placement services, establishing a local service corps, creating digital equity offices promoting broadband access, and building new institutional capacity rather than only relying on traditional institutions. #covid-19 #racialequity #workforce
Research-based framework to support equitable economic recovery
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