Against a backdrop of low growth and high inequality, there is a growing global interest in the promise of inclusive growth.
The RSA City Growth Commission helped shape an economic narrative that has propelled city devolution high up the policy agenda. But for devolution to realise its potential, it must help create socially, economically and geographically inclusive economies. This means the widest range of people and places are able to contribute to, and benefit from, the growth of their local area – including the towns and cities outside the key metropolitan regions.
The RSA Inclusive Growth Commission will seek to understand and identify practical ways to make local economies across the UK more economically inclusive and prosperous, devising new models of place-based growth.
This prospectus outlines why the Commission is examining inclusive growth (including data mapping and infographics), what the Commission’s objectives and key areas of focus will be, and what the structure of the Commission will look like.