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April 2016

Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit (IGAU) officially launched

(15 April 2016)

Set up in January 2016, IGAU is an independent analytic resource with the aim of helping to make poverty reduction central to processes of economic growth and devolution in Greater Manchester, and to provide research, analysis and insight on inclusive growth in other UK cities.  It is jointly funded by the Faculty of Humanities as part of its commitment to making a difference and addressing inequalities in our city region, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as part of its programme of work on cities, growth and poverty reduction.    IGAU will work through applying existing research and insight, convening stakeholders, and pooling knowledge through its blog and events, as well as through undertaking our own new research on Greater Manchester and other cities. Progress on inclusive growth will be monitored using new indicators developed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

IGAU aims to work collaboratively as part of a wider network of externally engaged research and social responsibility activities at The University of Manchester to help realise Greater Manchester’s vision: ‘We will be a city region where all people are valued and able to fully participate in and benefit from the city region’s success, where every resident, neighbourhood and every borough can contribute to and benefit from our shared sustainable future’.

  • Read more about IGAU.