Framework for Economic Development in Scotland
SE/2004/112 Laid before the Scottish Parliament by Scottish Ministers, September 2004
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PrefaceDeputy First Minister and Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
Part 1The Framework
1.1 The Vision and Objectives of the Framework
1.2 The Strategic Approach
1.3 The Scale of the Challenge
Part 2Achieving the Outcomes
2.1 How will the Management of Public Finances contribute?
2.2 What will the National Economic Infrastructure contribute?
2.3 What will be contributed to the Development of the Enterprise Sector?
2.4 How will we establish Sustainable Economic Development?
2.5 How do Demographic Trends impact on FEDS?
2.6 How will we achieve our Social and Regional Objectives?
Part 3Implementing FEDS and ensuring its Effectiveness
The Framework for Economic Development in Scotland
The Executive's strategic approach to economic development is presented in two documents:
- TheFramework for Economic Development in Scotland (FEDS): this is the main document which sets out the key elements of the strategic approach in the primary areas of Executive responsibility;
- Background Analysis for FEDS: this second document sets out in greater detail the underlying thinking of the strategic approach. It also provides discussion of the nature of the economic challenge that faces Scotland and of the progress that has been made in recent years since the inception of the first FEDS. It is published online and available at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/government/bafeds-00.asp.
These documents reflect the conclusions of the work to revisit and refresh the original Framework for Economic Development in Scotland, including a range of detailed discussions with experts outwith the Executive in the business and academic communities and covering the full range of factors critical to the progress of the Scottish economy.