The Scottish Government has a single Purpose - to create a more successful country where all of Scotland can flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth. The Government Economic Strategy (GES) sets out the approach to delivering our Purpose to ensure that all of the Government's resources and policies are focused on its achievement. The updated GES builds upon the lessons of the previous 4 year parliamentary term, taking into account the changes in the economic and social environment whilst still adhering to the principles of the original GES published in 2007.
We want to live in a successful Scotland: a healthy, safe, well-educated country, with a vibrant economy and opportunities for all. We want Scotland to be fair, tolerant and green. Put simply, we want a Scotland to be proud of.
Over time, Scotland Performs will tell us just how Scotland is doing in our pursuit of these aims. It describes the outcomes we want to achieve and how well Scotland is progressing in key areas: health and wellbeing; justice and communities; the environment; the economy; and education and skills. Our vision for success for Scotland is described and measured in four parts which support and reinforce each other:
A summary of all Purpose Targets and National Indicators is given in Performance at a Glance.
Scotland Performs follows the National Performance Framework, which was published as part of the 2007 Spending Review. It draws on the success of the outcomes-based performance model used in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. The 2011 Spending Review announced a refresh of the National Performance Framework, which published in December 2011.
The assessments of Scotland's progress are reliable and based on the best, most-up-to-date evidence and are accompanied by a note explaining how our analysts have made their assessment, using clear and objective data.
This website will continue to develop and grow, deepening public knowledge and understanding of Scotland's challenges and achievements.
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