Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation – Programme 3: Productive Businesses and Regions Equality Impact Assessment (Record and Results)

Summary of results for the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken to consider the impacts on equality of Programme 3 of Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation.


Programme 3 of the NSET aims to make Scotland's businesses, industries, regions, communities and public services more productive and innovative through the delivery of a step-change in Scotland's productivity performance, addressing regional inequalities in economic activity as well as boosting traditional and digital infrastructure. By assuring that Scotland makes the best use of the resources available by boosting productivity, addressing regional inequalities and making improvements to our infrastructure, we will be able to transition to a greener economy that is efficient as well as competitive globally.

To achieve this, the Programme 3 is comprised of 3 projects across a broad policy landscape. These are:[9]

  • Project 8: Improve Connectivity Infrastructure and Digital Adoption Across the Economy;
  • Project 9: Upskill Business and Public Sector Leaders, Pioneering New Approaches to Driving Productivity Improvements;
  • Project 10: Realise the Potential of the Different Economic and Community Assets and Strengths of Scotland's Regions.

To ensure that Programme 3 meets its aims, the Scottish Government has established a Programme Delivery Board to further develop the Programme's Delivery Plan and monitor its progress. The board is chaired by Monica Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of East Lothian Council and economy lead for SOLACE,[10] with membership drawn from a range of key stakeholders and partners.



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