Scotland Performs Update

Scottish Government performance scorecards and narratives as at 15 December 2016.

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








Wealthier & Fairer



Safer & Stronger


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

How Are We Doing?

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March 2016

National Performance Framework - Measurement Set

Increase Scotland's Economic Growth

Improve Productivity

Improve Economic Participation

Increase Population Growth

Purpose Targets

Population - Increase Healthy Life Expectancy

Solidarity - Reduce Income Inequality

Cohesion - Reduce Inequalities in Economic Participation across Scotland

Sustainability - Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

Reduce waste generated


Increase renewable electricity production

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March 2016


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