Improving the National Performance Framework

The Scottish Government’s current National Performance Framework (NPF), launched in 2018, was developed in collaboration with all parts of society: public and private sectors, local government, voluntary organisations, businesses and communities and had cross party support in the Scottish Parliament. At the time, the First Minister said “the new NPF belongs to all of Scotland and together we can fulfil the promise contained in it.” As we have sought to deliver, measure and improve the NPF in the years since, we have benefited from the perspectives of many individuals and organisations across Scotland. As part of that continuous improvement programme we have two asks of you right now.

Firstly, we need you to tell us how you currently use the National Performance Framework (or don’t). And to tell us what could make it more useful. Our short survey will be open until 20 October – let us know what you think, it’ll take no more than 10 minutes.

And we need to hear from as many people and organisations as possible, so our second ask is that you share the survey amongst your networks and stakeholders. If you have organisational newsletters or social media accounts, we would appreciate you promoting the survey via those channels (we can provide some promotional text if that would be helpful, just send us an email and we’ll get that to you).There’s a blog post with a bit more background if you’re able to share that and we’re @ScotGovOutcomes on Twitter if want to retweet us!

In addition to informing our continuous improvement programme, your responses will also help us think about the questions we need to ask during the next NPF review, which we’re beginning to plan.