Organizational Best Practices of Local Immigration Partnerships

An evaluation of promising organizational practices was conducted by analyzing 27 Local Immigration Partnership strategic plans in detail. Statistical results indicate that three organizational practices were particularly important. These were: having a broadly based and inclusive LIP council; ensuring active municipal involvement throughout the planning process; and establishing municipal leadership in the form of the city being a signatory to the LIP plan. This evaluation also proposes indicators that can serve as useful measures for future evaluations of LIP plans.