Public Bodies play an important role in the delivery of public services in Scotland, making a significant contribution to delivery of the Scottish Government's national outcomes and objectives set out in the National Performance Framework .
Public bodies are high performing, Best Value organisations delivering for the people of Scotland in terms of agreed objectives - within a clear framework which balances operational autonomy and accountability to the public.
Public bodies deliver the priorities of Ministers, or the Parliament, through promotion, funding and scrutiny of services or by providing impartial, expert advice to Ministers, the Parliament, the public and those who deliver public services. Public bodies have the specialist knowledge and skills to focus on specific issues. This provides them with authenticity and credibility with stakeholders and helps them reach and engage effectively with a wide range of interest groups.