National Outcomes review 2023: consultation information pack

We want to hear from people and communities across Scotland about whether our National Outcomes continue to reflect the kind of Scotland we want to see. We would also like to hear about how the National Performance Framework could have a bigger impact.

National Performance Framework

The National Performance Framework sets out a vision for national wellbeing in Scotland – it is Scotland's wellbeing framework. It sets an overall purpose and vision for Scotland. It highlights the broad National Outcomes that support the purpose and measures how well Scotland is progressing towards those outcomes. The current set of National Outcomes were decided in consultation with communities in Scotland during the last review in 2018.

The National Indicators incorporate different types of data – from social attitudes and perceptions to economic and environmental statistics – to paint a broad picture of how Scotland is doing.

The NPF values describe a society characterised by openness and transparency, in which people and organisations treat each other with kindness, dignity, compassion and respect the rule of law. The values inform the behaviours people in Scotland should see in everyday life. They also inform decisions about what is prioritised to make progress on the National Outcomes. And how we will behave to get there. This includes taking action based on understanding peoples' real life experiences, as well as statistical data.

The NPF is also the way Scotland has localised the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Everyone, including public, private and third sector organisations, can contribute towards the National Outcomes through their work.

Our Purpose sets out the direction and ambition for Scotland.

Our Values describe the underpinning principles we share as a nation.

11 National Outcomes describe what we want to achieve and the kind of Scotland we want to see.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) align our global responsibilities alongside the National Outcomes and our National Indicators.

81 National Indicators help us track our progress.



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