While it will be for an incoming Executive to set out its priorities, the former Executive had agreed to develop a Programme for Government (PfG) focused on achieving outcomes of societal wellbeing.
The draft Programme for Government Framework subsequently prepared by the Executive was consulted on during 2016 and uses an outcomes-based approach. These outcomes (below) are things with which people can identify, such as living longer and healthier lives or getting good jobs - and which are designed to stay in place for a generation rather than a single Assembly term, and which define if we are progressing as a society.
The framework has been used as the basis for the Outcomes Delivery Plan which sets out the actions that departments will take during 2018-19 to give effect to the previous Executive’s stated objectives of Improving wellbeing - by tackling disadvantage and driving economic growth.
The outcomes are supported by 49 indicators. These indicators will show how we are performing in relation to the outcomes and will provide a basis to monitor progress and take appropriate corrective action. Progress on the outcomes and indicators can be viewed using our interactive outcomes data viewer.
The measures are designed to be robust and transparent, and where feasible use existing data sources which are produced by NISRA statisticians and are Official Statistics. All statistics produced by NISRA are open to independent scrutiny by the UK Statistics Authority. In some instances data in relation to the measure are not currently being collected and a data development agenda is in place.
A measurement annex has been prepared by NISRA statisticians for each indicator for which data are currently available. The annexes give information about the source, frequency of publication, quality, trend data and potential issues with the data. Where annexes are not available they will be added to this page and updated where necessary.