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Strategic Analysis Team

The Strategic Analysis Team, which is part of the Office of Chief Statistician and Strategic Analysis Division, works with policy makers and analysts across the Government to provide and co-ordinate evidence to support strategic policy development in the Scottish Government, with specific responsibility for External Affairs Constitution.

The team has three branches covering a wide range of topics.

Constitution and Governance

  • Elections
  • Constitution
  • FOI
  • Parliament and Governance
  • UK Relations

External Affairs

  • British-Irish Council
  • Culture
  • Demography Work Sector
  • Europe and Brexit
  • International Development
  • International Strategy and Reputation
  • Migration

The work of the team includes primary and secondary analysis; academic engagement and knowledge exchange on strategic themes (including demography; public attitudes and behaviours); research commissioning and management; support for spending review; performance reporting (N.B.I) and bespoke analysis and briefing.

The team also manages the Scottish Government core module in the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey.