Methodology

Quality Assurance

This website aims to provide information on how to develop and implement a National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF). NQAF is a structure for implementing quality assurance activities within a country, with the main focus on the national statistical system.

This website presents the Template and Guidelines for a Generic National Quality Assurance Framework (UN NQAF) adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2012, together with additional materials such as an inventory of national and international quality references, information on the Expert Group on NQAF, quality terminology references and some further background information.

In March 2017, the United Nations Statistical Commission re-established the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks. Currently, the Expert Group is working to update UN NQAF based on decision 48/106 of the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2017. The Commission requested the Expert Group to address implementation issues, among them assuring the quality of SDG indicator data and data from new sources and new data providers. The updated draft UN NQAF Manual is expected to be submitted to the 50th session of the Commission in March 2019.


Meetings and Events


Meeting of the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks (EG-NQAF)

29 Oct - 1 Nov 2018   New York

The meeting will discuss the draft Manual of the United Nations National Quality Assurance Framework (UN-NQAF) with the aim to resolve remaining issues and to make the draft Manual ready for the worldwide consultation before its finalization and submission to the 50th session of the Statistical Commission in March 2019.


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