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.


Read More



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.


Read More