Create Your Own Index

Opportunity Index Technical Guide: Creating an Opportunity Index at the Local Level in Five Steps

Sometimes spurring local-level action requires local-level data. This toolkit offers technical guidance on how you can modify the standard Opportunity Index to create your own customized city, town or neighborhood-level Index. It includes an explanation of the indicators that make up the Opportunity Index, how the Index is calculated and ways to adjust the Opportunity Index for the local arena. It also features suggestions of how to build ownership and create an inclusive preparatory process, present information in the best way for your target audience and create mechanisms for sustainable change.