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Independent Adviser on Poverty and Inequality

The First Minister appointed an Independent Adviser on Poverty and Inequality in June 2015 to recommend actions and hold the government's performance to account.

The adviser, Naomi Eisenstadt, has a wide-ranging remit, working across all policy areas within the Scottish Government.

She is helping to lead the debate on both addressing poverty and raising awareness of the realities of living in poverty.

Ms Eisenstadt published Shifting the Curve – A Report to the First Minister in January 2016.

The report proposes a set of 15 recommendations which fall into four main areas:

  • tackling in-work poverty
  • young people's life chances
  • housing affordability issues
  • cross-cutting issues

Background on Naomi Eisenstadt

Ms Eisenstadt is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and Trustee at Save the Children. Further information is available on her University of Oxford biography page.