The Data Center provides analysis of key indicators that build foundational knowledge about the vibrancy of our region. Also where there is a match between community interest and our expertise, we develop in-depth analysis of specific issues.
The Systemic Inequity Collection
Inspired by the inequities exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and summer 2020’s national reckoning with social justice issues, this collection of essays seeks to identify the historical foundations of today's most pressing issues while providing relevant recommendations that would produce more equitable outcomes, increased economic inclusion, greater regional competitiveness, and broader prosperity for all.
The New Orleans Prosperity Index: Tricentennial Edition
As New Orleans completes her 300th year, the tricentennial is an important moment to reflect on the city’s history and achievements. But in addition to celebrating their storied past, New Orleanians are eager to learn from it. Since 2005, when Katrina struck and the levees failed, New Orleanians have worked hard to rebuild their city better than before, preserving that which they treasure, while reforming and strengthening their institutions, and increasing opportunities for prosperity. The tricentennial represents an auspicious occasion for both celebration and reflection.
The Coastal Index 2017
With the update of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, the infusion of money from the BP settlement, and the existential issue of coastal land loss, Southeast Louisiana has the makings for a water management cluster.
The New Orleans Youth Index 2016
This report is a statistical snapshot of the well-being of New Orleans children/youth, designed to inform the development of strategies that can improve the academic, social, and behavioral outcomes of children/youth age 0 to 24.