National Performance Framework

  • Wellbeing: Wha’s like us?

    26th October 2021 by

    We review our National Outcomes regularly to make sure they reflect what matters most to people in Scotland. Just now, as we plan the next review, we’re looking at what’s happening elsewhere in the world. Helping us see what is uniquely ‘Scottish’. And to consider what we might learn from others.

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  • What impact has COVID-19 had on Scotland’s wellbeing?

    19th January 2021 by

    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….

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

    22nd July 2020 by

    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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  • 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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  • 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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