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Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference were published on 15 June 2016.

This outlines the three main aims that the review and its recommendations will focus on.  These are:

 
  1. Achieving the Government’s ambition as set out in Scotland’s Economic Strategy and National Performance Framework so that our outcomes in respect of innovation, investment (including human capital) and internationlisation lead to a step change in our economic performance and a more productive and inclusive economy. 

  2. Ensuring our economic and skills interventions are shaped by users’ needs and the opportunities users can create as a result of these interventions. The review will address the requirements of an open, modern and advanced economy, including the diverse range of opportunities and challenges in Scotland, and how local and regional approaches that build on national and local assets and relationships can best exploit and tackle them.
  3. Ensuring that delivery continuously reflects best practice in terms of achieving effective outcomes, driving improvement and optimising public value in the delivery, efficacy and effectiveness of our interventions, and ensuring that it is flexible and fits with the evolving fiscal and regulatory landscape of enhanced devolution.