New consultation: Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25

July 5, 2022 by No Comments | Category Public Sector, Social Justice

On Friday, the Equality Analysis Team launched a consultation on proposals to improve and strengthen Scotland’s equality evidence base over the next three years. These proposals will form the basis of Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Strategy.

The publication of the strategy will mark the conclusion of the first phase of the Scottish Government’s Equality Data Improvement Programme (EDIP). This phase launched in April 2021 and aimed to lay the groundwork in strengthening Scotland’s equality evidence base.

The strategy will seek to strengthen and expand data already collected and explore new and innovative ways of improving Scotland’s evidence base. This will be a three year programme of implementing the actions set out in the improvement plan.

We have split the consultation into four sections:
• Section 1: Asks for views on the vision for equality data improvement over the period 2023-25
• Section 2: Asks for views on the proposed improvement actions
• Section 3: Asks when and how equality evidence is used and any barriers faced
• Section 4: Asks who is producing equality evidence and any barriers faced

The consultation sits within our wider planned approach to engaging with stakeholder organisations throughout the development of the Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25, which is designed to build on recent stakeholder engagement already carried out by the Scottish Government on equality evidence and data.

We are keen to ensure the strategy is shaped with and by the views and expertise of those who use, produce or are affected by equality data.

We are inviting responses to this consultation by 23 September 2022. Please respond online using our Citizen Space webpage or send your response and accompanying Respondent Information Form to

This is an opportunity to help us shape proposals to improve the equality evidence base together. We look forward to hearing from you!


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