Here are some tools, resources and ideas for how you can link with the NPF.

If you want to share your experience of making progress on the NPF please get in touch by email or you can tweet us @ScotGovOutcomes

You can download versions of the NPF to view or print (including a Gaelic translation)

NPF downloadable versions


NPF Illustration

Read about and download a high resolution version of a creative illustration of the NPF. Or download a template where you can add your own illustration or doodles.


NPF Presentation

Download a slide pack with some general background information and advice on outcomes working. You are welcome to use this and adapt for your own circumstances.


The NPF around Scotland

Here are some snapshots of the range of work going on across Scotland that contributes to the NPF:

  • Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership - Inter-agency Housing First Development housing first video.
  • The Scottish Football Association’s Measuring the Value of Football in Scotland report outlines how a more active Scotland contributes to the NPF.
  • The Scottish Futures Trust’s Corporate Plan 2019-2024 aligns its work priorities for a world-class infrastructure for the people of Scotland to the National Outcomes and SDGs.
  • Zero Waste Scotland's latest corporate plan includes some great visuals showing how the organisation contributes to both the National Outcomes and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Engage Renfrewshire's 2018/2019 annual report outlines how they contribute to specific National Outcomes.


How the Scottish Government is using the NPF


Outcomes-based policy making process

Introductory step-by-step guide to outcomes-based policy making. Can be used alongside a template created in the development of an Environment Strategy that you can download and adapt to create your own.


Local Outcome Improvement Plans and National Outcomes

The Improvement Service has done some initial work mapping Local Outcome Improvement Plans (LOIPs) to the NPF National Outcomes. This is work in progress and can be downloaded here along with further information and context.