Publication - Strategy/plan

A Fairer, Greener Scotland: Programme for Government 2021-22

Published: 7 Sep 2021

The Programme for Government sets out the actions we will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for this parliamentary year.

A Fairer, Greener Scotland: Programme for Government 2021-22
Outcomes and Equalities

Outcomes and Equalities

Scotland's wellbeing framework and our commitment to equality and human rights

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Our Purpose

To focus on creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth

  • We have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy
  • We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination
  • We are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally
  • We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely
  • We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally

Our Values

We are a society which treats all our people with kindness, dignity and compassion, respects the rule of law, and acts in an open and transparent way

  • We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment
  • We are healthy and active
  • We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone
  • We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society
  • We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential
  • We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe

Scotland's National Performance Framework sets out a vision for a country that is characterised by fairness and equality; that values and protects our environment; where young people thrive and have all the skills necessary to lead fulfilling lives; that has communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe; where human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

COVID‑19 has had a profound effect on our ability to achieve these ambitions, and on our wellbeing as a nation. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, it is therefore more important than ever to be guided by the vision and values of Scotland's National Performance Framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our commitment to national wellbeing will shape our recovery and help to create a greener, fairer and more resilient Scotland.

This Programme for Government focuses on how we will lead Scotland out of the pandemic. But it is also steered by the longer term vision in the National Performance Framework. Our National Outcomes to be healthy and active, and to respect, protect and fulfil human rights will challenge us to ensure that we rebuild a stronger, more resilient health and care system that is centred on people. Our commitment to being a place where children grow up loved, safe and respected, and to tackle poverty, will drive us to take forward a national mission to end child poverty. Our ambition to be open, connected, and to make a positive contribution internationally, and to have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy, underpins our commitment to achieve net zero and to champion democratic principles at home and abroad. Though the impacts of the COVID‑19 pandemic have been, and are likely to continue to be, borne unequally, the National Performance Framework has promoting equality at its heart, and it will be essential that we are guided by it to ensure that all of Scotland can flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth.


Contact

Email: PfG@gov.scot