Strategic Plan

National Performance Framework for Scotland

Strategic Business Unit

Scottish Government (SG)

Plan Details

The framework is for all of Scotland. The framework aims to:

  • create a more successful country
  • give opportunities to all people living in Scotland
  • increase the wellbeing of people living in Scotland
  • create sustainable and inclusive growth

It aims to reduce inequalities and gives equal importance to economic, environmental and social progress. National outcomes To help achieve its purpose, the framework sets out ‘national outcomes’. These outcomes describe the kind of Scotland it aims to create.

The outcomes:

  • reflect the values and aspirations of the people of Scotland
  • are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • help to track progress in reducing inequality

Plan submitted by:

Owen Ambur
Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Performance overview -- The performance overview tracks progress toward national outcomes. It shows how well Scotland is performing overall on the 81 national indicators. Performance is assessed as improving, maintaining or worsening based on the change between the last two data points of an indicator. The assessment of performance is made objectively and impartially by senior analysts in the Scottish Government. Decisions on performance are made independently of Scottish Government Ministers.

Analysis

Competitive Environment


Articulation

Vision

A more successful country

Mission

To give opportunities to all people living in Scotland

Values

Dignity

Openness

Rule of Law

respect the rule of law

Action

act in an open and transparent way

Kindness

treat all our people with kindness, dignity and compassion

Compassion

Public Service

These values guide our approach to government and public services in Scotland.

Transparency

Scorecard

Perspective Goals Objectives Performance Indicators Commentary
Children & Young People Social & Physical Development Children with No Concerns

66.1

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2016-17 = 66.1
Wellbeing & Happiness Wellbeing & Happiness

0

TBD

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Performance to be confirmed
Children's Voices Young People

53.4

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 53.4
Healthy Start Deaths Per Thousand Births

6

Number

to 31/12/2016

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2016 = 6.0
Children's Services ELC Settings

91.1

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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Performance Maintaining -- 2017 = 91.1
Relationships Children with Friends

0

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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Performance to be confirmed
Material Deprivation Material Deprivation

12

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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Performance Maintaining -- 2014-17 = 12
Communities Local Areas Adults Rating Areas Highly

57

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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Performance Maintaining -- 2017 = 57
Loneliness Loneliness

0

TBD

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[To be determined]
Crime Respondents

72.6

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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Performance Worsening -- 2018 = 72.6
Land Ownership Land Ownership

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Crime Victimisation Crime Victims

12.5

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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Performance Maintaining -- 2018 = 12.5
Interaction Places

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Green & Blue Space Adults

64.7

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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Performance Maintaining -- 2017 = 64.7
Social Capital Social Capital

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Culture Attendance Cultural Attendance

84.5

Percentage of Adults

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 84.5 -- Performance Improving
Activity Adults Participating

78.1

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 78.1 -- Performance Maintaining
Growth Cultural Growth

4.39k

GBP Millions

to 31/12/2016

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2016 = 4,389 -- Performance to be confirmed
Workers Jobs

77k

Number

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 77,000 -- Performance to be confirmed
Economy Productivity Productivity

16

Ranking

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 16 -- Performance Maintaining
Exports Exports

32.4k

Million GBP

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 32,440 -- Performance Improving
GDP GDP Gap

-1.4

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = -1.400 -- Performance Worsening
Carbon Footprint Carbon

76.5

Million Tonnes

to 31/12/2015

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2015 = 76.5 -- Performance Maintaining
Natural capital Natural Capital

102

Index

to 31/12/2016

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2016 = 101.5 -- Performance Maintaining
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas Change

-0.45

Percentage

to 31/12/2016

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2016 = -0.45 -- Performance Maintaining
Broadband Broadband Access

87

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 87 -- Performance Improving
R&D R&D Spending

1.63

Percentage of GDP

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 1.63 -- Performance Improving
Income Inequality Income Inequality

124

Palma Ratio

to 31/12/2017

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2014-17 = 124 -- Performance Maintaining
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Activity

6.7

TEA Rate

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 6.7 -- Performance Maintaining
Education Attainment Educational Attainment

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Confidence Youth Confidence

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Resilience Youth Resilience

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Workplace Learning Employees Trained

23.2

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 23.2 -- Performance Maintaining
Extra-Curriculars Extra-Curricular Engagement

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Young People Youth Engaged

91.8

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 91.8 -- Performance Maintaining
Skill Unqualified Adults

10.8

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 10.8 -- Performance Improving
Skill Shortages Employers

6

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2015 = 6
Skills Underutilisation Low-Skilled Employment

35

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 35.0 -- Performance Worsening
Environment Outdoor Visits Adults Visiting Outdoors

52

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 52 -- Performance Improving
Historic Sites Sites in Disrepair

68

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 68 -- Performance Maintaining
Nature Sites Sites in Good Condition

80.3

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 80.3 -- Performance Maintaining
Renewable Energy Renewable Energy

20

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 20.0 Performance Improving
Household Waste Waste

2.5

Million Tonnes

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 2.5 -- Performance Improving
Biodiversity Breeding Birds

119

Index

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 119.0 -- Performance Improving
Marine Environment Marine Environment

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Work & Business Businesses Businesses

391

Number per 10K Adults

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 391 -- Performance Maintaining
High Growth Businesses High-Growth Enterprises

1.2

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 1.2 -- Performance Worsening
Innovative Businesses Innovative Businesses

45

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 45.0 -- Performance to be confirmed
Economic Participation Labour Market Participation Gap

-1.31

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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2018 = -1.31 -- Performance Maintaining
Living Wage Low-Paid Workers

19.4

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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2018 = 19.4 -- Performance Maintaining
Pay Gap Pay Gap

5.7

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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2018 = 5.7 -- Performance Maintaining
Work Security Work Security

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Employee Voice Employees Who Agree

34.8

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 34.8 -- Performance Maintaining
Gender Balance Gap

6.9

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 6.9 -- Performance Maintaining
Health Life Expectancy Life Expectancy

61

Years

to 31/12/2015

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2015 = 61 -- Performance Maintaining
Mental Wellbeing Mental Wellbeing

49.8

Mental Wellbeing Scale

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 49.8 -- Performance Maintaining
Weight Healthy Weight Adults

33

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 33 -- Performance Maintaining
Risky Behaviours Adults with Risk Behaviour

29

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 29 -- Performance Maintaining
Physical Activity Physically Active Adults

65

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 65 -- Performance Maintaining
Active Travel Actively Travelling Adults

30.1

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 30.1 -- Performance Maintaining
Quality of Care People with Quality Care

83

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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2017-18 = 83 -- Performance Worsening
Ill Health Ill Health

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Mortality Mortality

425

Rate Per 100K

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 425.2 -- Performance Improving
Human Rights Public Services Public Service Quality

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Local Services Local Service Quality

51.9

Satisfaction Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 51.9 -- Performance Worsening
Local Decisions Local Influence

22.7

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 22.7 -- Performance Maintaining
Justice Respondents with Confidence

75.2

Percentage

to 31/12/2018

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2017-18 = 75.2 -- Performance Maintaining
International Visitors Positive Experiences

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Reputation Reputation

62.7

Nation Brands Index

to 31/12/2018

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2018 = 62.7 -- Performance Maintaining
Population Population

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Trust Trust

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Networks International Networking

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Development Development Support

0

TBD

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No data, indicator currently in development
Poverty Relative Poverty Impoverished Individuals

19

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2014-17 = 19 -- Performance Maintaining
Wealth Inequality Wealth Inequality

61

Gini Coefficient

to 31/12/2016

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2014-16 = 61 -- Performance Maintaining
Cost of Living Net Income Spent

25

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2014-17 = 25 -- Performance to be confirmed
Debt Debt-Ridden Households

3.3

Percentage

to 31/12/2016

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2014-16 = 3.3 -- Performance Improving
Persistent Poverty Poor People

8

Percentage

to 31/12/2016

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2012-16 = 8 -- Performance Maintaining
Housing Satisfied Households

92

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 92 -- Performance Maintaining
Food Worried Adults

8

Percentage

to 31/12/2017

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2017 = 8 -- Performance to be confirmed

Goals

Children & Young People

Goal Statement: We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential

Vision -- We do all we can to ensure our children grow up in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. We enhance their life chances through our early years provision and by supporting families when they need it. We ensure childhood is free from abuse, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, poverty and hunger. Our children are not left worried or isolated. We include and involve children in decisions about their lives and world, and protect their rights, dignity and wellbeing. Our communities are safe places where children are valued, nurtured and treated with kindness. We provide stimulating activities and encourage children to engage positively with the built and natural environment and to play their part in its care. We provide the conditions in which all children can be healthy and active. Our schools are loving, respectful and encouraging places where everyone can learn, play and flourish. We provide children and young people with hope for the future and create opportunities for them to fulfil their dreams. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * no poverty * zero hunger * Good Health and Well-being * Quality Education * Clean Water and Sanitation * Affordable and Clean Energy * Reduce Inequalities

Objectives:

  • Children's Voices
  • Children's Services
  • Wellbeing & Happiness
  • Relationships
  • Material Deprivation
  • Healthy Start
  • Social & Physical Development

Communities

Goal Statement: We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe

Vision -- Our communities are pleasant places to live where everyone has a warm, appropriate, efficient and affordable home. We value excellent and innovative design and are committed to sustainable planning and transport. We believe that access to greenspace, nature and other leisure activities positively enhances our lives and health. We have high quality, affordable and accessible public services and facilities that positively enhance our lives. We focus our investment on deprived communities and disadvantaged rural areas. We live in friendly, vibrant and cohesive communities which value diversity and support those in need. We are encouraged to volunteer, take responsibility for our community and engage with decisions about it. Our communities are resilient, safe and have low levels of crime. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Gender Equality * Clean Water and Sanitation * Affordable and Clean Energy * Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure * Reduce Inequalities * Sustainable Cities and Communities

Objectives:

  • Loneliness
  • Social Capital
  • Crime Victimisation
  • Crime
  • Local Areas
  • Green & Blue Space
  • Interaction
  • Land Ownership

Culture

Goal Statement: We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely

Scotland is a vibrant, modern country with a strong tradition of investment in the arts and creativity. We have world renowned festivals, music and film industries and a rich seam of storytelling and visual art which stretches back hundreds of years. In this Outcome we honour, celebrate and support our creative talent in all its wonderful diversity. Vision -- We take pride in being a vibrant and creative country. We see our culture, humour and heritage as essential to who we are and to our appeal as a place to live and visit. We recognise that the arts and culture bring us pleasure as well as other social and economic benefits. We cherish and protect our history, traditional and rural cultures, and embrace those from elsewhere. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy culture in all its forms and we support our creative sectors and those working in them. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Gender Equality * Reduce Inequalities * Sustainable Cities and Communities

Objectives:

  • Activity
  • Attendance
  • Growth
  • Workers

Economy

Goal Statement: We have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy

We recognise that a strong, competitive economy is essential to supporting jobs, incomes and our quality of life. We also know that our economy must be environmentally sustainable, inclusive and benefit all our people and communities. Through this Outcome we will create the conditions through which to achieve these commitments alongside economic growth. Vision -- We have a strong, dynamic and productive economy which creates wealth and employment across Scotland. Our economy is competitive and we have good international trade, investment and export networks. We are considered an attractive place to do business. Our economy is inclusive and focused on improving the lives of all our people. We ensure the benefits of economic growth, wealth and opportunities are fairly shared. Access to labour markets and jobs is evenly shared between us. Our sustainable economic growth is not achieved at the expense of our social interests or those of the environment. As such, our economy is ecologically accountable as well as socially responsible. We regard the green economy and our rich ecological capital as a valuable development opportunity and actively progress advancements in these areas. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Quality Education * Gender Equality * Decent Work and Economic Growth * Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure * Reduce Inequalities * Responsible Consumption and Production

Objectives:

  • Broadband
  • Carbon Footprint
  • GDP
  • Income Inequality
  • Productivity
  • Natural capital
  • Entrepreneurship
  • R&D
  • Exports
  • Greenhouse Gas

Education

Goal Statement: We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society

We learn throughout our lives and find knowledge in varied and sometimes surprising places. Through learning we grow as individuals and as a nation, and as such, we must recognise and support excellence in teaching, research and innovation for all learners in all educational contexts. Vision -- We have an education system we can all take part in and which inspires us to reach our potential whatever that may be. We understand that the desire to learn continues throughout life and that being curious, creative, skilled and knowledgeable is good for us, our society and economy. We value our teachers, educators and academics and do all we can to achieve the highest standards across our learning and research. We work with partners in business, industry, science and academia to ensure we lead the world in new thinking and have the talents and abilities to flourish in future. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * no poverty * zero hunger * Good Health and Well-being * Quality Education * Gender Equality * Reduce Inequalities

Objectives:

  • Workplace Learning
  • Skill Shortages
  • Confidence
  • Skill
  • Young People
  • Skills Underutilisation
  • Resilience
  • Attainment
  • Extra-Curriculars

Environment

Goal Statement: We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment

Scotland is a beautiful country and we are blessed with abundant natural resources and architecture to rival the best in the world. Through this Outcome we recognise that it is our duty to protect and enhance these assets as essential to our economy, culture, way of life and the wellbeing of future generations. Vision -- We see our natural landscape and wilderness as essential to our identity and way of life. We take a bold approach to enhancing and protecting our natural assets and heritage. We ensure all communities can engage with and benefit from nature and green space. We live in clean and unpolluted environments and aspire to being the greenest country in the world. We are committed to environmental justice and preserving planetary resources for future generations. We consume and use our resources wisely, ethically and effectively and have an advanced recycling culture. We are at the forefront of carbon reduction efforts, renewable energy, sustainable technologies and biodiversity practice. We promote high quality, sustainable planning, design and housing. Our transport infrastructure is integrated, sustainable, efficient and reliable. We promote active travel, cycling and walking, and discourage car reliance and use particularly in towns and cities. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Gender Equality * Clean Water and Sanitation * Affordable and Clean Energy * Decent Work and Economic Growth * Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure * Responsible Consumption and Production * Climate Action * Life Below Water * Life on Land

Objectives:

  • Nature Sites
  • Renewable Energy
  • Historic Sites
  • Marine Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Household Waste
  • Outdoor Visits

Work & Business

Goal Statement: We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone

Investing in the skills and creativity of our workforce, protecting workers rights and providing decent working conditions is the right thing to do. It also makes our economy more stable, productive and efficient. In this Outcome we will provide the necessary legislative and operational structures to achieve this. Vision -- We successfully attract and retain new talent and fully support business and social enterprise. Our achievements are underpinned by a strong culture of research, innovation and development. We take seriously the wellbeing and skills of our workforce and provide good quality, fair work, training and employment support for all. Employers actively fulfil their corporate responsibilities. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Quality Education * Gender Equality * Affordable and Clean Energy * Decent Work and Economic Growth * Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure * Reduce Inequalities * Responsible Consumption and Production

Objectives:

  • High Growth Businesses
  • Work Security
  • Businesses
  • Employee Voice
  • Economic Participation
  • Living Wage
  • Gender Balance
  • Innovative Businesses
  • Pay Gap

Health

Goal Statement: We are healthy and active

Our NHS is pivotal to our health and happiness as a nation and we are dedicated to supporting and equipping it to face the challenges it has now and in future. We also understand that our health is dependent on a wide variety of factors and actors and we therefore need to take a whole system approach to promoting good health and activity. Vision -- We regard the health of all our people as being of upmost importance. Consequently, we live long, healthy and active lives regardless of where we come from. We are all able to access world class, appropriate and free/affordable health, social care and dental services. We cherish and protect the NHS as a force for good in our lives and provide the necessary investment and planning to ensure our health and social care systems are viable over the long term. We prioritise health and wellbeing at national and local government levels and actively implement healthy public policy. We use evidence intelligently to continuously improve and challenge existing healthcare models. Our approach is integrated, preventative and person-centred. We are focused on resolving needs in order to achieve positive health, care and wellbeing outcomes. We implement a whole system approach to health and wellbeing which targets harmful health behaviours early on and from different angles. We have revolutionised our food culture and prioritise affordable, healthy food and local food production. We have addressed the availability of unhealthy food options and are combatting food and drink industry facilitation of ill-health. We have developed a healthier, responsible attitude to smoking, alcohol and drug use. We are active and have widespread engagement with sport and exercise. Our awareness of mental health and suicide has resulted in more immediate, comprehensive and successful support for those in need. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Good Health and Well-being * Gender Equality * Reduce Inequalities * Responsible Consumption and Production

Objectives:

  • Risky Behaviours
  • Quality of Care
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Mortality
  • Weight
  • Life Expectancy
  • Active Travel
  • Physical Activity
  • Ill Health

Human Rights

Goal Statement: We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination

We recognise and protect the intrinsic value of all people and are a society founded on fairness, dignity, equality and respect. We demonstrate our commitment to these principles through the way we behave with and treat each other, in the rights, freedoms and protections we provide, and in the democratic, institutional and legal frameworks through which we exercise power. Vision -- We recognise the fundamental equality of all humans and strive to reflect this in our day to day functioning as a nation. We stand together to challenge unfairness and our equalities legislation, law and practice are world leading. We uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and our justice systems are proportionate, fair and effective. We provide the care people need with love, understanding and dignity. We have robust, independent means to hold government to account and take an active interest in politics and civic life. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Gender Equality * Reduce Inequalities * Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions * Partnerships for the Goals

Objectives:

  • Public Services
  • Justice
  • Local Services
  • Local Decisions

International

Goal Statement: We are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally

Scotland has a long and proud history of intellectual, cultural and economic exchange. As we have carried our stories, talents and creations abroad so too we have welcomed and benefited from those of others. In this Outcome we commit to fulfilling our obligations internationally, promoting our place in the world and deepening our relationships with others. Vision -- We pursue happiness and quality of life as legitimate social goals. Our family, communities and people are important to us and we are committed to being fair and socially just. We are respectful of all who chose to visit, live and work in Scotland and acknowledge the positive contribution they make. Our visitor economy is thriving. We are proud of our achievements and are confident, ambitious and positive about the future. We are regarded as a vibrant, modern country and have positive international relations, influence and exchange networks. We recognise the inter-connectedness of people and the obligations which flow from this and play a valuable role in providing aid and supporting developing countries. We are committed to promoting peace, democracy and human rights globally. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * Gender Equality * Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure * Reduce Inequalities * Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions * Partnerships for the Goals

Objectives:

  • Visitors
  • Networks
  • Population
  • Trust
  • Development
  • Reputation

Poverty

Goal Statement: We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally

Scotland is a wealthy country and we have the resources, ability and commitment to provide a decent life for all our people. Through this outcome we will work together across political parties and sectors to identify and address the root causes of disadvantage and set in place the actions to eradicate poverty for good. Vision -- We are committed to eradicating poverty and hunger in Scotland. We are addressing the links between poverty and income, housing, ethnicity, gender, health, disability and age. Our achievements, potential and life choices are not decided at birth or by class or background. We are all able to enjoy financially security, have a decent job, home and a good life. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: * no poverty * zero hunger * Gender Equality * Affordable and Clean Energy * Reduce Inequalities * Responsible Consumption and Production

Objectives:

  • Debt
  • Persistent Poverty
  • Relative Poverty
  • Wealth Inequality
  • Cost of Living
  • Housing
  • Food