Where next on inclusive growth? 6 steps to build upon…
It’s hard to talk about economic policy in Scotland without the phrase ‘inclusive growth’ popping up.
It is, not just at the core of Scottish Government activity, but the central narrative for local authorities, agencies and public bodies across Scotland.
At an event last week, some people asked for our take, so in this slightly longer than usual blog, we set out some thoughts on the inclusive growth agenda, the evidence, and where the debate might go next.
What is it?
The Scottish Government defines inclusive growth as:
“growth that combines increased prosperity with greater equity; that creates opportunities for all and distributes the dividends of increased prosperity fairly’
It’s hard to disagree with this. Whilst global inequality has fallen in recent decades, many inequalities within countries have risen. Institutions from…