Workshop on the Implementation of a National Quality Assurance Framework for Official Statistics in countries of Eastern-Europe/Central-Asia Region

10 - 13 Dec 2019   Belgrade, Serbia

The Workshop aims at training participants from national statistical offices of the Eastern-Europe/Central-Asia region on quality assurance and the development of a national quality assurance framework and its implementation throughout the national statistical system, with special focus on quality assurance of data from new sources, new providers and SDG indicator data and statistics. The Workshop will first provide an overview of the contents of the new United Nations National Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics (UN NQAF Manual) and will subsequently focus on specific topics and tools geared towards the needs of participating countries.


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Workshop on the Implementation of a National Quality Assurance Framework for Official Statistics in countries of the Africa Region

14 - 18 Oct 2019   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Workshop aims at training participants from national statistical offices of the Africa region on quality assurance and the development of a national quality assurance framework and its implementation throughout the national statistical system, with special focus on quality assurance of data from new sources, new providers and SDG indicator data and statistics. The Workshop will first provide an overview of the contents of the new United Nations National Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics (UN NQAF Manual) and will subsequently focus on specific topics and tools geared towards the needs of participating countries.


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

1 - 3 Jul 2019   New York

The meeting will discuss the implementation of the United Nations National Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics (UN NQAF Manual) developed by the Expert Group and adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2019 at its fiftieth session. In its decision 50/106, the Commission welcomed the planned initiatives to support countries in the implementation of a national quality assurance framework, including through the establishment of an expert forum, the sharing of best practices and the development of tools. This meeting will review the workplan of the Expert Group and its implementation plan for the UN NQAF Manual, work on the development of a checklist for self-assessment and other tools and develop a plan for an ongoing engagement with countries.


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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) which is being developed by the Expert Group 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 draft chapters have been developed in virtual meetings and two rounds of formal consultations over the last year. This meeting will review the draft chapters in detail with the aim to resolve remaining issues and to make the draft Manual ready for the worldwide consultation among all countries before its finalization and submission to the 50th session of the Statistical Commission in March 2019.


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