Project Director: Richard Crisp
Project Duration: 2013-2014
This project was an evidence review looking at the impact of regeneration on poverty in the UK. Key aims were:
- Understanding how area regeneration and poverty are linked theoretically.
- Identifying and synthesising evidence on the effectiveness of past and current interventions in terms of both cost and outcomes.
- Making recommendations for future anti-poverty strategies within the current UK social, economic and political context.
- Identifying priorities for improving the evidence base on the capacity of area-based programmes to tackle poverty.
The project team also included Peter Tyler (University of Cambridge), Douglas Robertson (University of Stirling), David Clapham (University of Reading), Jenny Muir (Queen’s University Belfast).
The report was launched at an event on ‘Tackling poverty through work: national, regional and local employment strategies for poverty reduction’ in Sheffield on 3 July 2014. Presentations from the event can be found here.
Tackling poverty through work: what role can regeneration play? (PDF, 113.7KB)
Employment interventions and poverty: lessons for policy at national and local levels (PDF, 379.1KB)
A summary of the main report can be found in ‘Reducing poverty in the UK: a collection of evidence reviews published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’. This report collates all 33 evidence reviews commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to help them develop their anti-poverty strategy.