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This page relates to the 2007 version of the National Performance Framework. Information about the current version of the NPF is available on the Scotland Performs Home Page.

Our Purpose

Our PurposeTo focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

The Government Economic Strategy (GES) sets out the measures that that we are taking to accelerate recovery, drive sustainable economic growth and develop a more resilient and adaptable economy. Faster sustainable economic growth is the key which can unlock Scotland's full potential and is the avenue through which we can deliver a better, healthier and fairer society. An updated GES - which considers the challenges and opportunities that have emerged from the marked change in economic conditions since 2007 and which builds upon the fundamental principles set out in the 2007 Strategy - was published in September 2011.

A challenging set of high level Purpose targets, that include specific benchmarks, will track progress in boosting Scotland's economic performance and ensure that the benefits of higher growth are sustainable and shared by all of Scotland.

Purpose Targets

Economic Growth (GDP)

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To raise the GDP growth rate to the UK level by 2011

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To match the GDP growth rate of the small independent EU countries by 2017

Productivity

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To rank in the top quartile for productivity against our key trading partners in the OECD by 2017

Participation

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To maintain our position on labour market participation as the top performing country in the UK

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To close the gap with the top five OECD economies by 2017

Population

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To match average European (EU15) population growth over the period from 2007 to 2017

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Supported by increased healthy life expectancy in Scotland over the period from 2007 to 2017

Solidarity

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To increase overall income and the proportion of income earned by the three lowest income deciles as a group by 2017

Cohesion

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To narrow the gap in participation between Scotland’s best and worst performing regions by 2017

Sustainability

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To reduce emissions over the period to 2011

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To reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050

Our Purpose

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Performance Improving

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Performance Maintaining

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Performance Worsening

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