The programme of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo's Government emphasises sustainable economic growth that promotes a society which is strong and committed in terms of economic policy. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and its administrative branches play a key role in creating a sustainable economy and reversing the trajectory of Finland’s debt burden.
For the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the key objectives of the Government Programme include achieving the 80% employment rate target by 2031 and increasing the RDI funding to 4% of GDP by 2030. In terms of content, the key priorities include making a strong effort to promote the clean transition in business life and energy production. In creating a sustainable economy, the availability of skilled labour is becoming an increasingly critical factor.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will update its administrative branch's strategy in autumn 2023 on the basis of the policies outlined in the Government Programme. The strategy for the administrative branch will support the efficient and effective implementation of the Government Programme in 2023–2027. The updated strategic framework will form a basis for the content of the administrative branch's performance guidance.