Written 8 posts
National Performance Framework Engagement Lead
19th January 2021
In December, along with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), we published a report about the impact the pandemic is having on Scotland. Scotland’s Wellbeing: The impact of COVID-19 brings together evidence on how the pandemic has affected Scotland’s progress towards our National Outcomes. It also tells us how individuals have experienced the pandemic….
27th October 2020
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), has created a Social Value Toolkit. The toolkit will help housing associations and co-operatives measure and increase the social value they create in their communities. The toolkit was developed by Michael McLaughlin, Social Insight Lead, as part of SFHA’s Innovation and Future Thinking Programme. Here, Michael explains the…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.