Regional Skills Assessment

Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs) provide the evidence we need to plan skills investment in Scotland’s people and businesses.

The aim of RSAs is to provide a coherent evidence base to inform future investment in skills, built up from existing datasets.  RSAs are developed and used by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and its partners including: Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group and the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

Last year, the RSAs were re-focussed in response to the Enterprise and Skills Review to support Skills Alignment. This includes a five-step planning model, the first step of which is a Skills Demand Assessment.

To continue to support this, the suite of RSA resources has maintained its focus on demand side evidence. They highlight economic and labour market data, offering trends, forecasts and insight for RSA regions, City Regions, Growth Deal areas and Local Authorities.

This year, the RSA materials will be released in two phases:

Phase one: Release of the new interactive RSA Data Matrix in August 2019

Phase two: Release of RSA Summary Reports and Infographics in October 2019.

Click here for more information and to access the link to the RSA Data Matrix.

 

Equality Evidence Finder

The Equality Evidence Finder brings together the equality evidence published by the Scottish Government and its agencies.  You can use it to find evidence by policy area and equality characteristic.  Following a user survey in 2017, the Equality Evidence Finder has moved to a more modern, user-friendly website.

Click here to view the Equality Evidence Finder

Over the coming months, the Scottish Government’s Equality Evidence Finder Team will be continuing to develop the site and adding more content, including more data visualisations.  Please email your comments or suggestions for improvements to social-justice-analysis@gov.scot

Local Economic Profiles 2018

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 required all 32 community planning partnerships in Scotland to prepare a local outcome improvement plan during 2017.   There is also a requirement to produce at least one locality plan targeting areas of greatest need.

As part of the Local Community Planning process, Local Economic Profiles for each of the 7 areas in Fife have been published and can be accessed by clicking on the links below.  These profiles provide key economic statistics on employment, business activity, tourism, town centres, earnings and qualifications and skills to inform this process.

Dunfermline
Cowdenbeath
Glenrothes
Kirkcaldy
Levenmouth
North East Fife
South West Fife