Scotland updates National Performance Framework

Thursday December 15th, 2011

The Scottish Government has updated Scotland’s National Performance Framework (NPF) in order to ‘better measure progress towards achievement of the Government’s purpose and national outcomes’.

Leaders say their purpose is to deliver sustainable economic growth, through 16 national outcomes which describe the kind of Scotland the Government wants to see, including a new outcome on people maintaining their independence as they get older.

Progress towards these 16 outcomes is measured using the specific indicators outlined in the NPF. Previously there were 45 national indicators; of these, seven have been removed either because they relate to a target that has been delivered or because more suitable outcome indicators are now available.

John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, said: “I am delighted to launch the updated National Performance Framework. This refreshed framework reaffirms the Government’s commitment to the outcome-based approach we set out in 2007. We are committed to a transparent Government which works towards our purpose of delivering sustainable economic growth, and the NPF helps us to measure this and to reflect our national well-being and success.”

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