Local Government has a direct role in delivery of many national policy areas, and a duty to work with community planning partners to deliver improved outcomes for local people. Public policy is complex.

To simplify the complexity it is common to break policy down into more manageable areas – economy, health, education, transport, etc. As a result policy can become fragmented, with different policy areas working independently of each other, and reinforcing existing thinking within silos. The reality is that policy areas are interdependent and need to be considered as part of a whole systems approach that takes into account different perspectives. This report looks at the national outcomes and how that affects Fife policy.

Overview of National and Local Policy Context