A Portrait of Louisiana Launches

Launched Sept 17 / A Portrait of LOUISIANA: Louisiana Human Development Report 2009

A Portrait of LOUISIANA uses a well-honed international approach to assess progress, opportunity, and human well-being across the state – with some surprising results.

Louisiana ranks 49th among U.S. states and Washington, D.C. on the American Human Development Index, with wide disparities within the state. This new study examines disparities by parish, race, and gender in Louisiana, and calls for action to address the acute human vulnerability that persists today, four years after Hurricane Katrina.

The report is commissioned by Oxfam America and the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, with funding from Oxfam America and the Foundation for the Mid South.

Project Team:

Authors: Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis, Eduardo Borges Martins

Visual SenseMaking & Design: Humantific

Publisher: The Social Science Research Council

See more on the American Human Development Project site.

To order your (free) hard copy of A Portrait of LOUISIANA, contact:

Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
T: 225-383-1672
E: info@louisianahelp.org