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National Performance

Scotland Performs

PLEASE NOTE: The new and updated National Performance Framework can now be found at the following link:

Purpose Targets

The Purpose Targets are high level targets that enable us to track progress towards the achievement of our Purpose.

How are we doing?

Economic Growth

down To raise the GDP growth rate to the UK level by 2011

down To match the GDP growth rate of the small independent EU countries by 2017


 To rank in the top quartile for productivity against our key trading partners in the OECD by 2017


 To maintain our position on labour market participation as the top performing country in the UK

Performance Improving To close the gap with the top five OECD economies by 2017


 To match average European (EU15) population growth over the period from 2007 to 2017

Supported by increased healthy life expectancy in Scotland over the period from 2007 to 2017


 To increase overall income and the proportion of income earned by the three lowest income deciles as a group by 2017


 To narrow the gap in participation between Scotland's best and worst performing regions by 2017


 To reduce emissions over the period to 2011

 To reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050

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