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The Equity Metrics program develops evidence-based research on pressing social problems. With data collection, collation, analysis, visualization, mapping expertise, we produce timely and rigorous policy research concerning racial/social inequities. Recent applications include:

We have also published on the demographic impacts of natural disasters, assisted with the development of equity-based student-assignment policies, and analyzed RHNA and LIHTC policies.

We offer the following services:

  • Compiling, analyzing, and presenting data from public and proprietary sources.
  • Identifying indicators or measures to assess diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. 
  • Conducting spatial and statistical analysis of demographic data.
  • Data visualization using tables, charts, maps, and infographics.
  • Modeling and comparing alternative policy options.
  • Developing interactive web maps and other web-based data tools that inform planning and policy decisions.

Our team has decades of experience working with  local, regional, and state agencies and governments, non-profit organizations, school districts, and other research entities to advance equity-based policymaking. Please browse the menu on the right-hand side of this page to view active and ongoing projects or scroll down to view press releases, reports, and publications. If you would like to speak with us about supporting your work or partnering together, please fill out this request form. We will review your needs and reach out to go over your request. In case your request does not fit within the parameters of this form, please contact us at equity_metrics_program@berkeley.edu.