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SLAED Indicators Framework

SLAED Indicators Framework

We publish an annual report under the SLAED Indicators Framework - a series of performance measures relating to our members' work in supporting local economic development.

The report sets out a range of data and information which is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 Local Authorities. The purpose of the SLAED Indicators Framework is to assist Local Authorities to:

  • evidence and publicise the contribution that they make to Scotland’s economy through their economic development activities
  • provide a basis for collating consistent data which can be used to better understand impact
  • identify potential areas for improvement

You can also download a copy of the full report - SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2022-23. Copies of reports from earlier years are in the Publications section.

Summary of economic development inputs, outputs and outcomes in 2022-23

There are parallels between the SLAED Indicators Framework and Scotland’s National Performance Framework. Local Authorities play a valuable role in improving many of the framework measures and there are links across all of the national outcome areas. This paper sets out current links between SLAED Indicators and the National Performance Framework.