Assessment of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, 2002-13

Report by Patricia Auspos
November 25, 2014

This report independently assesses the impact and operations of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) from 2002 to 2013. The study was conducted by the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change under contract with the Urban Institute (Urban) and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The NNIP Network and its local partners share a mission to empower residents and institutions to use data in community building and policymaking that can improve low-income neighborhoods. NNIP aims to facilitate the work of local partners, document and share insights from partners’ work, and advance the notion that neighborhood information systems are a necessary component in carrying out its mission. As a network, NNIP has organized its work into five categories: (1) informing local policy initiatives, (2) developing tools and guides, (3) strengthening local capacity by developing capacity in new communities, (4) strengthening local capacity by serving an expanding network, and (5) exercising leadership in building the field.