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Manchester Urban Institute

Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit (IGAU)

The IGAU is an independent analytic resource set up in January 2016 to help 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.

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The Unit is jointly funded by the University’s 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.


We aim to work collaboratively to help realise the Greater Manchester vision that: “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”.

We are supported by a strategic advisory group comprising of a mix of private, public and third sector representatives from across Greater Manchester.