Written 6 posts

National Performance Framework Engagement Lead

More than pounds and pence: A national framework for valuing Scotland’s land

22nd July 2020

The Scottish Land Commission recently published guidance which places wellbeing at the heart of developing vacant or derelict land. In this post, Kathie Pollard, Policy Officer at the Commission, explains the thinking behind the guidance. “Getting the measure right is crucially important. If we measure the wrong thing, we will do the wrong thing. If…

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My experience of having a ‘Youth Voice in a Sustainable Democracy’

10th February 2020

This post has been written for us by Morven Sneddon, a sustainability consultant working in the engineering industry. Morven has recently taken part in a Project Scotland and IDEAS project funded by Erasmus+ aimed at bringing the voices of young people to the heart of government.   In a couple of weeks, Project Scotland will…

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Why the National Performance Framework needs to be kinder to itself

13th November 2019

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

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…

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The big idea: Measuring what matters

7th October 2019

“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

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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