Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish, is a major report from the Centre For Policy Development’s Effective Government Program and the Open Political Economy Network.
It draws on Australian and international best practice to outline policy recommendations to government, business and civil society on how to better support refugee entrepreneurs.
Seven Steps to SUCCESS report was written by Philippe Legrain, founder of OPEN, and Andrew Burridge, Centre for Policy Development Research Coordinator.
Seven Steps to SUCCESS draws on Australian and international best practice to make a series of key policy recommendations to government, business and civil society on how to better support refugee entrepreneurs
Seven Steps to SUCCESS finds that:
A lack of funding is perhaps the
biggest stumbling block for
prospective refugee entrepreneurs
Lifting regulatory and welfare
barriers is also important for
To be effective, assistance needs to
be properly targeted.
Recognising refugee entrepreneurs’
achievements and communicating
them more widely are vital.
Seven Steps to SUCCESS has been developed under the umbrella of CPD’s Cities and Settlement Initiative, a three-year program that aims to improve the economic and social participation of refugees in Australia. The Initiative makes the case for more effective settlement, employment and related services across the board. An important part of this agenda is greater and more strategic support for refugee entrepreneurs, while recognising that it is only one potential pathway through which refugees may participate in the economy.
The findings in the report are particularly significant as it is shaping up to be a big year for the future of Australia’s employment and settlement services. The Employment Services Expert Advisory Panel’s report I Want to Work, was released in December 2018. The findings of the Shergold Review into Integration, Employment and Settlement Outcomes for Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants are expected to be released soon.
Seven Steps to SUCCESS was launched at a special event in Canberra on Thursday 11 April, to coincide with the third meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees.
The full report, along with a CPD media release and other supporting documents are available below.
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