The framework is for all of Scotland. We aim 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
- reduce inequalities and give equal importance to economic, environmental and social progress
The values guide our approach, to:
- treat all our people with kindness, dignity and compassion
- respect the rule of law
- act in an open and transparent way
To help achieve its purpose, the framework sets out ‘National Outcomes’.
These outcomes describe the kind of Scotland it aims to create.
- 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
These national outcomes are that people:
- grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential
- live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe
- are creative and their vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely
- have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy
- are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society
- value, enjoy, protect and enhance their environment
- have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone
- are healthy and active
- respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination
- are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally
- tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally
The framework measures Scotland’s progress against the National Outcomes. To do this, it uses ‘National Indicators’.
These indicators give a measure of national wellbeing. They include a range of economic, social and environmental indicators.