Outcome indicators give us a broad picture of how we are progressing against legacy outcomes, as well as helping to address some of the key research questions which will be answered as part of the Games Legacy Evaluation. The research questions are available in the following publication: An Evaluation of the Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy for Scotland Report 1: Questions, Methods and Baseline.
The intention is for the outcome indicators to provide a ‘canvas’ or ‘backdrop’ against which the Commonwealth Games preparation, delivery and legacy will be happening. Other components of the Games Legacy Evaluation will look specifically at the contribution of Games programmes and projects.
The selection of these outcome indicators is based on a number of key criteria, including: quality, regularity, disaggregation and relevance. Relevance was an informed judgement about whether these are amenable to change due to Glasgow 2014 Games investment. The spatial level and the time period at which we might expect to see change vary by indicator. In some cases, national or other data is provided only as context.
The indicators will be updated initially on a bi-annual basis in the spring and autumn of each year and annually from 2015 where data is available. The last date that the indicators were updated can be viewed at the bottom of each indicator page. Work has also been undertaken to review data sources not already used in the evaluation: The Potential of Existing Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Surveys to Support the Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy Evaluation.
These indicators track progress on how Scotland is using the Games to contribute to a flourishing Scotland – contributing to the growth of the Scottish economy, helping existing and aspiring Scottish businesses to develop and prosper and strengthening their workforce through improving their skills, increasing movement into employment, training and volunteering and improving the perception of Scotland as a world class destination for business, events and tourism.
These outcome indicators track progress on how Scotland is using the Games to help Scottish people be more physically active under three intermediate outcomes: increase physical activity and participation in sport; improve the active infrastructure (people and places); and improve Scottish sporting success.
These outcome indicators track progress on how Scotland is using the Games to strengthen connections at home and internationally through culture and learning under three intermediate outcomes: improve the perception of Scotland as a creative nation, producing world class cultural experiences; increase engagement through new artistic, cultural and creative experiences; and enhance young people’s learning and everyone’s understanding and celebration of our and other countries’ cultures.
This set of outcome indicators track progress in terms of helping communities live more sustainably, including improvements to the physical and social environment of Glasgow, in particular the East End, and strengthening and empowering communities. The sustainable indicators are different from other themes in that we mainly expect the influence of the Games to be in the East End of Glasgow. Scotland and Glasgow level data are included as context.