22 November 2011
National Quality Assurance Frameworks


Expert Group Meeting, 28-30 September 2011, United Nations, New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a meeting of the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks (NQAF) in New York from 28-30 September 2011. (This is a closed meeting for members of the NQAF Expert Group only).

Until now, all work by the expert group members has been conducted exclusively via e-mail exchanges. The main objectives of the meeting are: to discuss and agree on the template for a generic national quality assurance framework and its accompanying guidelines with selected tools, examples and best practices; to further develop the expert group's glossary of currently used quality terminology; to finalize the mapping of the NQAF template to existing frameworks, including IMF's Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF) and the European Statistical System's Code of Practice, and the template based on Statistics Canada's quality assurance framework as presented in its 2010 report to the UN Statistical Commission (E/CN.3/2010/2) - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish ; and to discuss future updates of and enhancements to the NQAF website as a platform for the exchange of information and experiences on national and international quality assurance work.

The resulting recommendations and decisions coming out of the meeting will form the basis for the report to be presented to the forty-third session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (28 February - 2 March 2012) on the conclusion of the work of the Expert Group.

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