Closing the opportunity gap (CTOG) programme: phase one interim evaluation

John H. McKendrick, Stephen Sinclair, Danielle Mason, Nicola Smith, Morag Gillespie, Paul Bivand, Sean Moley, Daniel Tyler

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Since 1999, the Scottish Executive has pursued a strategy to tackle poverty and facilitate social inclusion which complements that of the UK Government. The Scottish Executive supports the UK commitment to eradicate child poverty within a generation, has not used its tax-varying powers to diverge from UK policy, and has focused effort and investment on employability and a welfare-to-work strategy. In 2004, a Cabinet review of the Social Justice Strategy (SJS) led by the Minister for Communities resulted in the revision of Scottish Executive’s social inclusion policy and the adoption of the Closing the Opportunity Gap (CtOG) strategy. CtOG reflects the Scottish Executive’s desire to focus on the most important issues and activities required to address poverty in Scotland, and concentrate on areas for which the Scottish Executive is responsible. The three basic aims of CtOG are to prevent poverty, provide routes out of poverty, and to sustain poverty-free lives. Six CtOG Objectives were announced in July 2004, and 10 CtOG Targets in December 2004. Within the Scottish Executive, the Social Inclusion Division is responsible for overseeing cross-Departmental social inclusion policy, and undertakes annual monitoring of progress of social inclusion indicators.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherScottish Executive Social Research
Commissioning bodyScottish Executive
Number of pages121
ISBN (Print)978 0 7559 6884 8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • poverty
  • local governance
  • Scotland

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McKendrick, J. H., Sinclair, S., Mason, D., Smith, N., Gillespie, M., Bivand, P., ... Tyler, D. (2007). Closing the opportunity gap (CTOG) programme: phase one interim evaluation. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research.
McKendrick, John H. ; Sinclair, Stephen ; Mason, Danielle ; Smith, Nicola ; Gillespie, Morag ; Bivand, Paul ; Moley, Sean ; Tyler, Daniel. / Closing the opportunity gap (CTOG) programme: phase one interim evaluation. Edinburgh : Scottish Executive Social Research, 2007. 121 p.
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Closing the opportunity gap (CTOG) programme: phase one interim evaluation. / McKendrick, John H.; Sinclair, Stephen; Mason, Danielle; Smith, Nicola; Gillespie, Morag; Bivand, Paul; Moley, Sean; Tyler, Daniel.

Edinburgh : Scottish Executive Social Research, 2007. 121 p.

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