In Baltimore City, children raised in two different neighborhoods separated by a single street could be living in environments that are worlds apart. A report—Human Development Index Disparities in Baltimore City—published by the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University shows that human disparities across Baltimore City are perpetuated by systemic forces and unequal access to essential health, education, and economic resources that work to restrict inclusive human development. Related: Measuring Human Development Disparities in Baltimore City. The report highlights these issues in detail, and identifies three strategies for working towards inclusive human development growth in Baltimore City. Encompassed in these strategies are discussions of specific policy priorities for Baltimore City. By adopting an inclusive approach to human development through investing in social policies that benefit neighborhoods that have been systemically excluded, Baltimore City as a whole can become more equitable and prosperous. The report and webinar highlights:
  • How human development disparities correspond to very different realities and outcomes
  • How different Baltimore City neighborhoods compare to countries across the world
  • What programs are tackling the issues underlying these disparities