Research for Inclusive Recovery

These publications define inclusive recovery across sectors, analyze past recovery efforts, and highlight evidence-based solutions to advance inclusion.


Using Federal Economic Recovery Funds to Advance Local Inclusive Recovery Goals
Project Page | December 15, 2021

This project page includes resources and lessons from our work to help ensure local leaders have the data and evidence they need to use federal pandemic-response funds effectively and equitably.

Lessons from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an Inclusive
Recovery from the Pandemic

Brief | November 19, 2021

This research brief examines federal aid to state and local governments during the Great Recession and draws lessons that can inform current state and local efforts to build an inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on mechanisms to improve transparency and accountability and to center equity and inclusion in state and local spending of federal economic recovery funds.

Policies and Programs for Inclusive and Equitable Recovery
Brief | November 10, 2021

This brief presents a three-part framework in which local leaders can consider policy and programmatic directions for an inclusive recovery.

Lessons from Abroad for an Inclusive Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Project | October 18, 2021

The Lessons from Abroad project explores policies and programs that could inform US state and local policymakers’ efforts to support an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The research examines a French payroll tax to help increase the supply of affordable housing, multiple countries’ policies for improving the supply of and access to equity financing, a model from Barcelona for improving equitable access to public space, an Australian policy that could help improve child care funding, and a Welsh program for expanding access to high-speed broadband.

Strategies for Workforce Recovery in Response to the Current Crisis
Report | November 18, 2020

This resource outlines a menu of actionable strategies (categorized by goal, type of action, and phase of pandemic) for workforce leaders to promote inclusive recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related recession.

Building Economic Growth and Inclusion Together
Fact sheet | December 20, 2019

This fact sheet synthesizes insights from inclusive economic growth strategies across the United States and Europe, outlines new ideas for improving social cohesion and economic growth together, and explores policy levers that stakeholders can use to create inclusion in their home communities.

Developing Solutions: Strategies to Improve Resident Financial Health and Propel Inclusive Growth
Fact sheet | December 18, 2019

This fact sheet summarizes strategies cities are employing at the intersection of financial health and inclusive growth, including those that cut across sectors and address structural barriers to shared prosperity.

Making the Case: The Link between Residents’ Financial Health and Cities’ Inclusive Growth
Fact sheet | December 18, 2019

This fact sheet highlights the connection between a city’s ability to grow inclusively and the financial health of its residents.

Inclusive Recovery in US Cities
Report | April 25, 2018

In this report, we conduct the first empirical analysis of how economic health and inclusion interact in US cities over several decades and identify key lessons and common building blocks that can support inclusion during a city’s economic recovery.