National Performance Framework

  • Why the National Performance Framework needs to be kinder to itself

    13th November 2019 by

    The Carnegie UK Trust began its work on measuring wellbeing with a high-level Roundtable on ‘Measuring What Matters in Scotland’ in 2010. They have continued to be closely involved in the development of Scotland’s wellbeing approach over the subsequent decade. In September this year, the Trust asked us to pause and consider how Scotland could...

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  • Does the National Performance Framework mean anything to the third sector?

    29th October 2019 by

    Steven Marwick, Director of Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS), kindly agreed to reflect on an event ESS ran with us earlier in June. Does the National Performance Framework mean anything to the third sector? That’s the question a group of third sector organisations were answering at an event in June 2019. If the answer had been...

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  • The big idea: Measuring what matters

    7th October 2019 by

    “You know what we choose to measure as a country matters – it really matters, because it drives political focus, it drives public activity and against that context I think the limitations of GDP as a measurement of a country’s success is all too obvious. GDP measures the output of all of our work but...

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  • The big picture

    11th March 2019 by

    section of illustrated outcomes picture

    My friend and colleague, Linda Hunter, had been getting lots of questions from her daughters about what she does at work. So Linda decided to use the National Performance Framework as the basis of an illustration to tell them the story of how the work we do in the Scottish Government connects to the things and people they know.

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