Consolidate successful initiatives that serve vulnerable groups and assess remaining unmet needs
It is important to continue focusing on the most vulnerable groups, even when the initial blows from the pandemic have passed. Given the fast pace of response during the early weeks or months, it is important to assess which initiatives have worked and those that have not had the desired impact. You may also want to assess unmet needs or new ones that may have emerged as the crisis unfolded.
Some questions to guide your thinking
- Which initiatives have worked and why?
- How can city leaders help to consolidate them?
- Which initiatives have not worked and why?
- Should city leaders discard them or can they introduce changes to make them work?
- Which needs remain unmet or have emerged and are not tackled by existing initiatives?
Partnering with philanthropy to meet COVID-19 need
Urban Institute 5 minutes
This reading shares three examples of the role that philanthropy can play in supporting local government and critically analyzes some of the pitfalls of public-philanthropic partnerships.