The principle underpinning the Assessment process is that a shared evidence base, setting out the conurbation’s needs in a robust and joined up way, is a vital enabler in developing an integrated policy response on the key Greater Manchester (GM) priorities.
The first IGMA was completed in April 2013 and is publicly available on the New Economy website by clicking here.
Since the production of the 2013 IGMA, the original Greater Manchester Strategy (first published in 2009) has been extensively updated to reflect evolving challenges – especially the deep economic downturn and severe squeeze in public sector funding. The revised GMS – entitled Stronger Together – serves as the sustainable community strategy for the Greater Manchester conurbation.
Researchers from a range of agencies, with support and input from local academia, have worked together through Greater Manchester’s Research Forum to produce the refresh and update the IGMA for 2014. As in 2013, this latest iteration of IGMA is structured into chapters so that it can be taken as a whole document or broken down into individual thematic reports that delve deeper into the issues for that policy area. These chapters are:
- Crime and Policing (656kb)
- Economy (224kb)
- Environment (1573kb)
- Health (11834kb)
- Planning and Housing(3525kb)
- Transport (4590kb)
Each of these chapters should be read in conjunction with the IGMA’s overview of our common, overarching evidence base (302kb) – which underpins Greater Manchester’s prioritisation of growth and reform. Further detail on the approach to achieving our ambitions is also set out in detail in the Growth and Reform Plan and its annexes, published in April 2014.
For more information in relation to the 2014 IGMA please email David Ottiwell or call 0161 234 4136.
For more information in relation to the Greater Manchester Strategy and GM Reform Plan, please email Rebecca Heron or call 0161 234 3278.
For any other queries regarding the GM Research Forum and how you can get involved, please email Cathy McDonagh or call 0161 237 4121.