Date lodged: 7 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has achieved its target of being in the top quartile of OECD countries for productivity by 2017 and, if not, what level has been achieved.
Answered by: Keith Brown 20 December 2016
Performance against the Productivity Purpose Target is reported on Scotland Performs. The most recent internationally comparable data on Scotland’s productivity performance covers the years up to and including 2014. In 2014, Scotland would have ranked 19th of 35 OECD countries while the UK would have ranked 18th.
Data on progress toward the productivity purpose target is available at: http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/purposetargets/productivity