Addressing poverty through local governance

4th October 2013.

This publication presents the findings of work undertaken by CLES with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The work is based on a literature and evidence review and seeks to identify the roles of place based mechanisms such as procurement and community budgeting in addressing poverty. The work concludes with a series of recommendations as to how addressing poverty can become a core part of the practice of local authorities and other stakeholders through more effective use of the identified place based mechanisms.

A copy of the findings document is available below:

JRF Addressing poverty through local governance- findings

For further information about the work please contact Matthew Jackson, Associate Director, CLES, 0161 236 7036,