Date lodged: 24 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what (a) policies and (b) initiatives underpin its economic strategy and how are these measured.
Answered by: Keith Brown 2 November 2016
Scotland’s Economic Strategy (SES) is directed towards achieving the Scottish Government’s central Purpose of creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
The SES sets out four priority areas for supporting sustainable economic growth:
Investing in our people and our infrastructure in a sustainable way;
Fostering a culture of innovation and research and development;
Promoting inclusive growth and creating opportunity through a fair and inclusive jobs market and regional cohesion; and,
Promoting Scotland on the international stage to boost our trade and investment, influence and networks.
The Programme for Government, published on 6 September 2016, sets out the policies, actions and legislation that the Scottish Government will take forward to deliver these priorities. The Programme for Government is available at the following address: http://www.gov.scot/programme2016