The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned The Work Foundation, the Institute for Employment Research and the London School of Economics to undertake a project on the links between cities, growth and poverty. The main project report – ‘Cities, growth and poverty: a review of evidence’ – is available from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation1. This report presents a series of city case studies, which explore: The extent to which the drivers of economic growth and poverty alleviation have been/can be determined at city level; and the extent to which economic growth has been linked to poverty alleviation, and if so, how this has been/is being done (i.e. the policy levers that have been/ are being used).
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