Evaluation is a critical part of service delivery. In this section access reports, Web resources, and more to find the data necessary to conduct your evaluation.
- Analyzing the Need for Financial Empowerment Services in NYC’s Low-Moderate Income Communities
A presentation by DCA's Office of Financial Empowerment.
- OFE Research Publications
OFE has produced numerous publications based on primary research and secondary data analysis that offer an evaluation of current programs and disseminate promising practices in asset building and financial education.
- Citywide Financial Services Study
Commissioned by OFE, this study quantified for the first time the number of unbanked adults in New York City (825,000).
Read the press release
Download February 2011 FE Brief which summarizes research findings
Download Findings from the Citywide Financial Services Study
Download complete New York Financial Environment presentation
Download Banking Profiles for each Community District
Download Credit and Debt Profiles for each Community District
Download detailed methodology
- Department of City Planning
Access population statistics, district profiles, a census factfinder, among other data sources.
- Center for Urban Research
Free access to many of the data sets, maps, and research findings CUR has prepared over the years.
- Citizens Committee for Children
Publishers of Keeping Track of New York City’s Children, CCC has an online searchable database of data pertaining to children.
- The Plastic Safety Net: How Households Are Coping in a Fragile Economy(Findings from a 2008 National Household Survey of Credit Card Debt Among Low- and Middle-Income Households)
A report by Dēmos.
- The Unheard Third
The Community Service Society’s annual survey of low-income New Yorkers is the only public opinion poll in the nation to regularly chronicle issues facing low-income individuals and families.
- U.S. Credit Conditions
From the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, data on household debt and credit, published quarterly.
- FINRA Investor Education Foundation Financial Capability Study
Raw data from a 2009 online survey of 28,000 respondents on financial behaviors.
- Measuring Outcomes of Financial Capability Programs: Success Measures Tools for Practitioners
Success Measures at NeighborWorks America offers a detailed account of a collaborative field-building initiative that produced a new set of Success Measures outcome indicators in the area of financial capability, as well as a complete set of the resulting financial capability measurement tools for both adults and youth.
- NYC Bank On Profiles
Profiles of basic financial services infrastructure by borough, created by the Pew Health Group’s Safe Banking Opportunities Project.