The Fife Strategic Assessment presents a challenging overview of Fife for those involved in providing services, developing strategy and drawing up policies.
It draws on a wide range of existing research and work undertaken specifically for the assessment. The 2015 Fairer Fife Commission challenged researchers in Fife to be more independent in reporting their findings. In that spirit, the report has not been produced in a consensual style and partners and key players have not been asked to ‘check’ that it fits with current messages or policy direction. The purpose of the report is to provoke debate about the state of Fife, the rate of improvement and what really matters to us. It is an attempt to give a realistic, balanced view of Fife, compared with other regions to provide context which incorporates the uniqueness of Fife itself.