Delivering STEM skills for the economy

In January 2017 the government set out its intention to ‘boost’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills in the economy. This intention sits at the heart of the government’s flagship Industrial Strategy, which aims to improve living standards and help the economy prosper by increasing productivity and driving growth.

This early-stage review will assess how well-placed government is to deliver this planned enhancement to STEM skills, focusing in particular on the following areas:

  • How well government understands the current and future need for STEM skills in the economy
  • Whether government has the structures in place that will enable effective action
  • Whether the ongoing and planned interventions are likely to be effective.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.