MPG launches toolkit for political parties to mainstream diversity
13/01/2012

Summary

The Migration Policy Group publishes a toolkit for political parties to evaluate their efforts to integrate persons with a migrant background into their ranks and formulate detailed plans to mainstream diversity in their party

Description

Political Parties Diversity Benchmarking toolPolitical parties' integration and diversity policies are often described and compared, and are widely publicised. Much less is known, however, about the measures which can be taken by parties to incorporate people with a migrant background into their own operations.  

Aiming to remedy this, the Migration Policy Group has prepared a toolkit, Becoming a Party of Choice: a Tool for Mainstreaming Diversity, containing an assessment and benchmarking tool developed on the basis of MPG's extensive experience of working with local authorities and private sector organisations. 

The online tool enables political parties to evaluate strategies for mainstreaming diversity and is available to use in English, French or German by clicking here.

The tool contains six themes to be mainstreamed across political parties' diversity initiatives:

  • Voters
  • Members
  • Candidates
  • Leaders
  • Employees
  • Suppliers 

It allows political parties to measure the level of performance from basic to lower intermediateupper intermediate and advanced.

The accompanying report, Becoming a Party of Choice: a Tool for Mainstreaming Diversity, can be downloaded in EnglishFrench and German, alternatively you can download each section individually: