European Work and Employment Research Centre

Launch of a Human Development Report for Greater Manchester

Human Development Report for Greater Manchester

Human development across the life course

‘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.

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

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4- 5.30pm June 14th, followed by drinks reception

Venue: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Building, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD

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.


The European Work and Employment Research Centre was established in 1994 to build upon and develop expertise in comparative and inter-disciplinary research in the area of work and employment.

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