‘Human Development is about putting people at the centre’ Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam
The United Nation’s annual global Human Development Report compares progress in human development across all countries in health, education and income. This human development report for Greater Manchester, prepared by the University of Manchester, mirrors the UN’s approach and provides new and innovative indices for comparing human development in Greater Manchester and its constituent local authorities compared to a national benchmark. It considers the challenges of human development not only for Greater Manchester‘s overall population but also at six key life stages, from early years through to retirement and old age.
The report is very timely. Just as Greater Manchester moves into a new stage of devolution with the appointment of its first mayor, the report findings will contribute to current debates on how Greater Manchester can develop a new, more inclusive and people-centred approach to policy-making to address the very high degree of deprivation in the area.
The report has been produced by the European Work and Employment Research Centre in the Alliance Manchester Business School in conjunction with the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit in the Manchester Urban Institute (funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) and with contributions from other research institutes and centres. The project is supported by Oxfam. The coordinating team of Professor Jill Rubery, Professor Ruth Lupton, Dr Matthew Johnson and Ms Gabriela Zapata Roman have been advised by Mr Khalid Malik, a former director of the UNDP’s human Development Report Office in New York.
For further information see: http://www.research.mbs.ac.uk/ewerc/Events/Launch-Human-Development-Report-for-Greater-Manchester
Free registration for launch with Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/invitation-to-thelaunch-of-human-development-report-for-greater-manchester-tickets-34355471139
4- 5.30pm June 14th, followed by drinks reception
This event is immediately followed by an event to launch Claudia Chwalisz's new book: The People's Verdict: Adding Informed Citizen Voices to Public Decision-making, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester. For more details and to sign up, please see the event listing here: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:g77-j21i8rtw-bxohad. We encourage all to attend both!
Chair: James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Social Responsibility
Confirmed Speakers: Khalid Malik, former director UNDP’s Human Development Report Office
Jill Rubery, Alliance Manchester Business School
Ruth Lupton, Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit
Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council
Graham Whitham, Oxfam GB