supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
National Performance Framework for Scotland 2018
In 2007, the Scottish Government launched its first National Performance Framework (NPF), a ten year vision through which to measure national wellbeing beyond GDP. The sixteen National Outcomes contained in the framework provided a focus and direction for policy action across the public sector as a whole. Progress towards achieving this vision was measured through a range of economic, health, social and environmental Indicators. Importantly, the NPF transformed the way public services were delivered in Scotland into an outcomes based approach.
Ten years later, and with the outcomes approach placed in statute through the Community Empowerment Scotland (2015) Act, the Scottish Government embarked on a public review of the National Outcomes for Scotland. They asked the public, practitioners and experts what kind of Scotland they would like to live in, and developed a new set of National Outcomes which properly reflects this vision. This overall package helps to achieve goals that improve the wellbeing and quality of life of the people of Scotland.
This, completely revised NPF, has been developed together with the people of Scotland to reflect our values as a nation and the aspirations we hold for our future. It has also been formulated to link with and promote the Scottish Governments commitment to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals which are aimed at improving wellbeing across the world.