4 May 2006

Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities

Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom, 27-28 April 2006


Thursday, 27 April 2006

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and introduction

  • Eurostat
  • ONS
  • UNSD

9.30 – 10.00 Overview of last conference: content, directions taken and progress made

  • E. Giovannini (OECD) "Q2006 for international organizations: progress from 2004 meeting and the way forward" Powerpoint presentation

10.00 – 11.30 Session 1: Quality assurance frameworks for assessing and improving statistical activities carried out                      in international organizations

Organizer: Eurostat

11.30 – 13.00 Session 2: Coherence of data published by various international organizations

Organizer: OECD

  • K. von Kleist (BIS) "The new JEDH—harmonising and sharing data with SDMX"
  • Catherine Ahsbahs, Violetta Damia, Gérard Salou and Caroline Willeke "Joint dissemination of Eurosystem statistics: a way to enhance accessibility & ensure consistency of statistics" Powerpoint presentation
  • Mary Jane Holupka (UNSD) "Joint United Nations/OECD system for the collection and processing of international merchandise trade statistics" Paper Powerpoint presentation
  • B.A. Lindblad, L. Maqua, M. Pellegrino and G. Sindoni (Eurostat) "Using SDMX standards for dissemination of short-term indicators on the European economy" Paper Powerpoint presentation
  • Lars Thygesen (OECD) "SDMX data sharing between IMF and OECD" Powerpoint presentation
  • Cathy Wright (IMF) "Coherence of data published by various international organizations" Paper

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00 Session 3: Collection, management and dissemination of current best methods, minimum standards,                      and best practices

Organizer: UNSD

  • Stefan Schweinfest (UNSD) "The role of best practices in building a global statistical system" Powerpoint presentation
  • Brian Buffet (UNESCO) “Application of a Data Quality Assessment Framework for education statistics” Powerpoint presentation
  • Sylvester Young (ILO)"Principles governing international statistical activities—some next steps" Paper Powerpoint presentation

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Session 4: Peer review methodologies

Organizer: UNECE

  • Claudia Dziobek (IMF) "Peer review for International Macroeconomic Statistics: the IMF's Standards and Codes Initiative and its Data Module" Paper Powerpoint presentation
  • Yoel Finkel (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel) "Assessing quality of statistical data: the ROSC procedure in Israel" Paper Powerpoint presentation
  • Martina Hahn (Eurostat) "Code of Practice peer reviews: first steps in defining a European Statistical System-wide approach" Paper  Powerpoint presentation
  • Hilkka Vihavainen (Statistics Finland) "Peer reviews—a driving force towards excellence in official statistics?"  Paper Powerpoint presentation

Friday, 28 April 2006

9.00 – 10.30 Session 5: Tools and practices for collecting quality metadata from data providers and informing users                    on the quality of statistics

Organizers: FAO, IMF

  • R. Mayo (FAO) "Data Quality Measures and Related Stress Factors: A conceptual framework to account for differences in statistical environments at country and international levels" Paper Powerpoint presentation
  • M. Pellegrino (Eurostat) "The use of SDMX standards for retrieving metadata from different providers and achieving rapid dissemination: issues for discussion" Paper Powerpoint presentation
  • R. Edwards (IMF) "The Data Quality Assessment Framework and IMF's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board–Tools and Practices for Collecting and Disseminating Metadata" Powerpoint presentation
  • Bob Pember (ILO) "ILO experience with gathering and disseminating meta-data"
  • M. T. Dupré (ILO) "Assessment of statistical data quality: the example of the Occupational Wages part of the ILO October Inquiry" Paper Powerpoint presentation

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 6: Panel discussion: Labelling of statistical information

Organizers: ECB, Eurostat

Panellists: UNECE, Statistics New Zealand, Statistics Sweden and ONS-UK Powerpoint presentation

  • Martina Hahn (Eurostat) and Caroline Willeke (ECB) "Labelling of statistical information: some introductory considerations"  Paper  

12.30 - 14.00 Summary of the conference and conclusions

Organizers: Eurostat, ILO