The project aimed to produce guidance on mainstreaming equality, or equality proofing, that is accessible, user friendly, comprehensive and tailored to the specific needs of the Scottish Executive. In this way, it aimed to review the current guidance produced within the UK, the EU and in other relevant policy jurisdictions with a view to identifying best practice examples. Secondly, it identified the measures necessary to mainstream equality within the policy-making and implementation procedures of the Scottish Executive. Thirdly, it identified and codified the issues involved in mainstreaming equality in specific sectors such as housing, enterprise, transport, agriculture and rural development. Finally, it distilled the good practice examples into an accessible guidance manual on how to mainstream equality.