Local leaders have the greatest opportunity to lead national efforts by providing examples of successes and failures so that other communities may learn and replicate similar programs in their jurisdictions. Sharing best practices of progress and challenges allows others to take steps toward financial inclusion with greater confidence and drive national strategies. It takes combined expertise and shared knowledge to be able to build a successful initiative. As a continuation of the Empowered Cities series on Municipal Financial Inclusion, this brief will provide highlights from a panel presentation with executives from Mayors’ Offices for
People with Disabilities (MOPDs) from New York, Chicago and Houston who shared their insights on the influencing factors that drove their focus on financial empowerment for people with disabilities.
These insights are grouped into three areas:
- Recommendations to identify key stakeholders
- Initiatives these MOPDs are implementing with their key stakeholders
- Lessons learned