Challenge Pathway: Environment, Migration and Demographic Change

Climate Adaptation and Agriculture: Synthesising the Evidence Base for Effective Policy Making

The aim of this project is to synthesise available evidence on climate adaptation in the agriculture sector to support policy development and analysis in this space. It will collate evidence on climate adaptation in the agriculture sector, considering the current and expected impacts of climate change in Scotland and key actions farmers and crofters can …

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Mapping Scotland’s Food System: Synthesizing high-level indicator data to assist in monitoring the outcomes of Scotland’s first Good Food Nation Plan

The successful candidate will provide analytical support for the Good Food Nation Plan (see policy context for more information). This will involve identifying, appraising and collating quantitative data across a range of food related policy areas that will be used to inform a baseline for monitoring future progress against the outcomes of the Plan to …

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Strategic futures analysis: Research support for Horizon Scanning: Scotland 2045

Scottish Government Strategy Division is currently undertaking a ‘Horizon Scanning’ project, aiming to identify the key long-term trends, risks, opportunities and challenges that will affect Scotland over the next 10-20 years. The project is intended to result in a series of outputs for use in supporting policy makers and leaders as they plan for Scotland’s …

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Building the evidence base to inform development of a cruise ship levy policy

Interns will gain an insight to policy development and the use of evidence in the Scottish Government. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary Local Government Analytical Unit, the intern will be based in the Local Government and Reform research team, which provides social research support for a wide range of policy areas including local government, …

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