The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is a private, nonprofit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of government in the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

To achieve this mission, we produce public policy reports, monitor local government and host public events that connect citizens to policymakers. We also work toward outcomes that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and transparency of local government.

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Read BGR’s new analysis of the City of New Orleans’ use of federal pandemic relief
Watch Annual Luncheon speaker Judy Woodruff and see more event photos
Read the media release announcing the BGR Challenge
Read BGR Report on New Orleans Charter Amendment on Nov. 8 Ballot
Learn about our 2022 Excellence in Government Award winners
Access videos and summary of Sept. 15 Briefing on Jefferson’s Storm Preparations
Watch video summarizing BGR’s “Keys to the Jail” report
Read Report on Improving New Orleans Jail Governance to Support Reforms
Watch replay of May 12 Breakfast Briefing with Law Enforcement Leaders
Watch replay of April 22 Briefing on Community-Based Public Safety Strategies
Watch replay of April 8 Breakfast Briefing on public safety data trends
Read BGR Report on Improving Public Meeting Transparency
Read BGR Guidance on Planning and Accountability for Federal Relief Funds
Read Report on Reversal of New Orleans Pension Reforms
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