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SLAED Indicators Framework

The SLAED Indicators Framework is a ‘basket’ of measures developed by SLAED with input from the Improvement Service and the Scottish Government.

The Framework is used by all Scottish Local Authority Economic Development services to provide a consistent basis for:

  • measuring the economic performance of Councils and highlighting the central role of economic outcomes in the SOA and the prevention agenda;
  • benchmarking comparative performance and identifying areas for potential improvement, where appropriate;
  • assisting and informing ongoing design and delivery of interventions, monitoring effectiveness and delivery towards the overall strategy; and
  • providing SLAED with aggregate data on overall levels of Council economic development activities and outputs.

COVID-19 Supplement to the SLAED Indicators Report 2019-20

The 2019/20 SLAED Indicators Report will be published in December 2020 and will be the eighth annual report providing consistent data and evidence on what councils throughout Scotland are delivering as local economic development organisations. However, as the report sets out data from the 2019/20 financial year, the unique economic circumstances faced in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis will not be reflected. This Covid-19 supplement therefore acknowledges the significant impact the crisis has had on local areas, as well as the critical role that local authority economic development services have played, both in terms of the initial crisis response as well as ongoing support for recovery.

Key Documents

SLAED Indicators Framework 2019-20

SLAED Strategic Plan 2019-22

SLAED’s Strategic Plan for 2019-22 summarises the challenges and priorities for the economic development profession / function in councils and provides an agenda for how SLAED and other Local Government partners will take this forward. As part of our secretariat role, the Improvement Service developed this document and will work with SLAED and others to support its implementation.

Other Reports

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2018-19

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2017-18

SLAED Headline Indicators Report 2017-18

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2016-17

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2015-16

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2014-15

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2013-14

Hannah Young - Project Manager, Economic Outcomes Programme