PARCA is Alabama’s first and only independent research center.
PARCA works to inform and improve the decision making of state and local leaders in Alabama through objective research and analysis.
PARCA studies state and local finances and taxes, school performance, workforce development, and government operations.
- We assess infrastructure, education outcomes, and government and nonprofit performance measures.
- We help counties, cities, and schools improve budgeting.
- We make recommendations to improve process and performance.
- We educate citizens about good policy and good decision making.
Our work supports and informs policy makers at all levels, from state-wide elected officials, to Legislators, to city and county officials, to public school administrators, to nonprofit leaders.