Introduction to CLES: Local economics for positive outcomes
|20 April 2016
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Alumni, Current University students
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is an independent think tank based in Manchester. CLES believe that all local economic policy and practice should have a commitment to reducing poverty and equality at their heart. CLES undertake an expansive portfolio of work with a wide range of organisations including local authorities, housing associations, universities, charities and businesses that is line with this vision. This session will introduce CLES and what it does:
Why is a different approach to local economics needed?
How does CLES’ work influence the extent to which this approach is adopted?
What key areas of research and policy do CLES undertake?
What methods do CLES use in their work?
The session will draw on example projects that CLES have been involved in across Greater Manchester.
This seminar introduces the work and methods of CLES, who will then be returning for two further sessions on Principles for good social impact measurement (27 April 2016) and an Introduction to Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) (11 May 2016).
Jenny Rouse joined CLES in 2014 from NEF Consulting (the New Economics Foundation). Jenny has extensive expertise in designing strategy and measurement frameworks intended to improve social value. She is a highly-regarded trainer and facilitator, and manages CLES’ training programme. Her professional interests include ground-up projects and campaigns; co-production; using local economic development matters as a tool to explore wider systemic issues; and collaboration between organisations to maximise positive outcomes. Prior to NEF, Jenny worked in international development both in the U.K. and overseas. She holds a 1st class degree and PhD in Psychology.
Organisation: Centre for Local Economic Strategies
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street