Publication - Independent report

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review

Published: 14 Sep 2021

Findings of a research programme into Scottish race equality strategies since 2000. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) was commissioned to support the implementation of this review, with a focus on exploring opportunities for better practice.

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review
2. Anti-Racist Policy Design and Delivery

2. Anti-Racist Policy Design and Delivery

It is clear that, over the past twenty years of devolved race equality policy in Scotland, the same themes and priorities are reflected across the national strategies, reflecting the entrenched inequalities they aim to tackle. Despite this, progress has been limited. This suggests that although the focus has been in the right place, design and/or implementation has missed its mark. The way in which strategies are designed and implemented is, in many ways, just as important as their content.

This section explores the learning which can be gained by looking at the relative success of different approaches to policy making on race equality. It is informed by the review of national strategies, and also by work previously undertaken to examine the equality policy environment.


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