NNIP Camp 2021: Countering bias against homegrown analysis

Meeting Materials by Leah Hendey
May 19, 2021

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

Most of us have at some point experienced being passed over for analysis work in favor of a national or out-of-town organization because so many people have a bias that work that comes from another city must be better than "homegrown" work, even though non-local orgs don't know our communities or our local data. If you've encountered this bias, what did/do you do to counter it? Has anything worked better than anything else? This was part of session 4 at NNIP Camp in 2021