Covid Recovery and Public Service Reform Directorate

We are responsible for the Covid Recovery Strategy development and implementation, alongside public service reform, which includes:

  • public bodies
  • the strategic relationship with the third sector, including volunteering, charity law, social enterprise, fundraising and core third sector infrastructure
  • open government
  • the Scottish Leaders Forum and associated leadership development
  • public bodies unit, including implementation of the Ryan Report

Our overarching aim is to accelerate the creation of person-centred, outcome-focussed public services, which address key priorities and deliver on the National Performance Framework.

We provide cross-government support to the Deputy First Minister and work with the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, as well as other ministers, leading on public service reform.

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers




Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU



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