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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.

Purpose Target list

Economic Growth

To raise the GDP growth rate to the UK level

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


blue x 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

down To close the gap with the top five OECD economies by 2017


Achieved v3 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


blue x To increase overall income and reduce income inequality by 2017


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


Achieved v3 To reduce emissions by 42% by 2020

Achieved v3 To reduce emissions by 80% by 2050

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up Performance Improving                Performance Maintaining               down Performance Worsening  

Achieved v3 Purpose Target Achieved             blue x​ Purpose Target not Achieved