There has been a substantial amount of research on the ability of an inclusive growth strategy to address social and economic inequalities whilst also pursuing sustainable economic growth. Despite this, the majority of research fails to fully consider how gender inequality impacts participation.
Since 2015 inclusive growth has been central to plans for Scotland's economic development. But what does it mean, what does it look like, and – most importantly – how can we ensure that is translated from a promising theory into meaningful change?
At a time when all nations face unprecedented challenges of climate crisis, global economic instability and a cost of living crisis, a progressive bold and brave national economic policy response is required.
The Clyde Mission is rooted in the idea of the Clyde as a national strategic asset and we are therefore focussed on the specific advantages, opportunities and challenges provided by the river and surrounding land.
The definition of economic success is changing. Successful nations no longer seek only to create wealth; they distribute wealth so that success and happiness is shared by everyone – this is the very definition of inclusive growth.
It’s no secret that the Scottish construction industry needs more workers. Employers, however, need support to allow them to take on more apprentices and staff – particularly in the face of Brexit-related uncertainty.
The £250m Ayrshire Growth Deal (AGD) will provide much-needed momentum to propel economic growth across the area - but this will need to be supported by mainstream public sector expenditure and private sector investment if the gap between the Ayrshire economy and Scotland’s is to be reduced.