Review of National Outcomes: call for evidence

Closed 12 Jun 2023

Opened 14 Mar 2023

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The Scottish Government are undertaking a review of the National Outcomes. This is a requirement within every five years, under the Community Empowerment Act (2015).

The National Outcomes are laid out in the National Performance Framework. This is Scotland’s wellbeing framework, which sets out the type of Scotland we want to see, and measures progress towards the National Outcomes.

Find out more about the National Outcomes.

We want to know whether the existing National Outcomes are the right ones. Your views will help us decide what changes we need to consider.

The Scottish Government must consult with communities as part of this review, to ensure the National Outcomes reflect what matters most to communities in Scotland. This Call for Evidence is one part of the review, alongside the written consultation. We will also be reviewing previous consultation exercises to understand more about what matters most to communities in Scotland and meeting with stakeholders.

Call for Evidence

We invite you to submit any information of relevance to the review of the National Outcomes by uploading your response. 

If you are responding as an individual rather than as an organisation, you may prefer to respond to the written consultation.


Read the consultation paper 

Read the easy read version of the consultation paper

Why your views matter

The National Outcomes set out the kind of Scotland we all want to see. It is therefore vital that we hear from communities in Scotland about what matters most to you, so that we can ensure the National Outcomes reflect our shared priorities. Our collective wellbeing is a matter for all of us – government, charities, communities, businesses and people – working together to make these National Outcomes a reality. This consultation will inform the National Outcomes we work towards for the next five years.


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