Scotland Performs Update

Scottish Government performance information

National Performance Framework

The Government's Purpose

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

High Level Targets Relating To The Purpose


Strategic Objectives

& Fairer
Smarter Healthier Safer &
National Outcomes We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe National Outcomes
We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people
We are better educated, more skilled and more successful, renowned for our research and innovation
Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens
Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed
We live longer, healthier lives
We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society
We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk
We live our lives safe from crime, disorder and danger
We live in well-designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need
We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others
We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations
We take pride in a strong, fair and inclusive national identity
We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production
Our people are able to maintain their independence as they get older and are able to access appropriate support when they need it
Our public services are high quality, continually Improving, efficient and responsive to local people’s needs

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National Performance Framework – Measurement Set

Increase Scotland’s
Economic Growth
Improve Productivity Improve Economic
Increase Population
Purpose Targets
Population – Increase
Healthy Life Expectancy
Solidarity – Reduce
Income Inequality
Cohesion – Reduce
Inequalities in Economic
Participation across Scotland
Sustainability – Reduce
Greenhouse Gas
National Indicators Increase the number of businesses Improve the quality of healthcare experience National Indicators
Increase exports Reduce the percentage of adults who smoke
Improve digital infrastructure Reduce alcohol related hospital admissions
Reduce traffic congestion Reduce the number of individuals with problem drug use
Improve Scotland’s reputation Improve people’s perceptions about the crime rate in their area
Increase research and development spending Reduce reconviction rates
Improve knowledge exchange from university research Reduce crime victimisation rates
Improve the skill profile of the population Reduce deaths on Scotland’s roads
Reduce underemployment Improve people’s perceptions of the quality of public services
Reduce the proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage Improve the responsiveness of public services
Reduce the pay gap Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty
Increase the proportion of pre-school centres receiving positive inspection report Reduce children’s deprivation
Increase the proportion of schools receiving positive inspection reports Improve access to suitable housing options for those in housing need
Improve levels of educational attainment Increase the number of new homes
Increase the proportion of young people in learning, training or work Widen use of the Internet
Increase the proportion of graduates in positive destinations Improve people’s perceptions of their neighbourhood
Improve children’s services Increase cultural engagement
Improve children’s dental health Improve the state of Scotland’s historic sites
Increase the proportion of babies with a healthy birth weight Improve access to local greenspace
Increase the proportion of healthy weight children Increase people’s use of Scotland’s outdoors
Increase physical activity Improve the condition of protected nature sites
Improve self-assessed general health Increase the abundance of terrestrial breeding birds: biodiversity
Improve mental wellbeing Increase natural capital
Reduce premature mortality Improve the state of Scotland’s marine environment
Improve end of life care Reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint
Improve support for people with care needs Increase the proportion of journeys to work made by public or active transport
Reduce emergency admissions to hospital Increase renewable electricity production
Reduce waste generated

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