BGR provides citizens, policymakers and the media with independent, nonpartisan research about government in the New Orleans metropolitan area. We are dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use of public resources. BGR’s reports identify opportunities and solutions on high-leverage issues, and our government monitoring spans Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes. BGR’s goal is the improvement of government in the greater New Orleans area. BGR is a member-supported, private nonprofit organization.


BGR’s reports cover a wide range of public policy issues important to the New Orleans metropolitan area. Search our report library.


BGR’s work for results is an extension of our research reports. We measure progress in the opportunities to present our work, media coverage and actual implementation of report recommendations. Read about our impact.

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At least $1 million a year in lower pension costs for New Orleans

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$39 million in Orleans Parish school funding redistributed


national awards for BGR policy achievements

membership benefits

As a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, BGR derives its financial support from a broad mix of individuals, corporations and foundations. Your membership in BGR supports our nonpartisan work on critical public policy issues in the New Orleans metropolitan area.