Policy & Information

Representing, Supporting, Consulting  

The independent, broad-based and inclusive membership and non-political stance of SCDI means it is uniquely placed as an organisation to consult and debate, monitor and evaluate, represent and support its members across the private, public and social economy sectors on all matters affecting the Scottish economy. 

SCDI's annual keynote ‘Forum’ conference - held each spring - ensures that our members guide, develop and input to SCDI's policy work for the forthcoming period.

In response to requests from the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the European Commission, Parliamentary Committees, Non-Departmental Organisations and members, SCDI makes submissions on issues of public policy. SCDI also submits views and evidence to these bodies arising from our own research. 

We are focused on strengthening Scotland's economy - to make it more resilient and robust - through increased levels of Innovation, Productivity and Internationalisation, underpinned by Infrastructure and Place.

Blueprint 2015 - From Fragile to Agile: A Blueprint for Growth & Prosperity

SCDI's Blueprint 2015 'From Fragile to Agile: A Blueprint for Growth & Prosperity' research policy report regarding Scotland's economic future was launched on 7 December 2015.

The report highlights Productivity as the key challenge for the Scottish economy which needs to be tackled head-on if it is to make successful progress during what is shaping up to be a decade of disruptive global changes.

In 'From Fragile to Agile: A Blueprint for Growth & Prosperity', SCDI's 2015 policy Blueprint, we make policy recommendations on how Scotland can become a high-performance, agile economy. Our research report focuses on the areas of underperformance in the Scottish economy - Productivity, Innovation and Internationalisation - which are underpinned by Infrastructure and Place, and the levers required to support stronger economic growth which is equitable and sustainable. 

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Future Scotland: Future Growth

In 2010, SCDI articulated in its Blueprint for Scotland the long-term vision and aspirations we maintain for a Scotland which is ambitious, enterprising and outward-looking; and which measures success in its ability to maximise its natural assets, its economic potential and its people. 

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Blueprint for Scotland - Action Plan for Growth

We believe in a Scotland that is ambitious, enterprising and outward-looking and measures its success in its ability to maximise its assets, its potential and its people.

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Oil & Gas - Scotland's Future

SCDI's landmark 1972 Forum "Oil and Scotland's Future", opened Scotland’s oil and gas story and was a point of reference for the emerging energy industries in Scotland.

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