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UN NQAF Manual (of 2019)

In March 2019, at its 50th session, the Statistical Commission in its decision 50/106 welcomed and adopted the United Nations National Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics (UN NQAF Manual) and its recommendations contained therein and requested the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks to finalize the implementation guidance taking into consideration the need for countries to conduct self-assessment.

The UN NQAF Manual builds on and replaces the generic United Nations National Quality Assurance Framework template and guidelines (UN NQAF template and guidelines) adopted in 2012. Specifically, Chapter 3 and Annex A of the UN NQAF Manual fully correspond to and replace the UN NQAF template and guidelines of 2012. The other chapters of the UN NQAF Manual are new. In Chapter 2 the manual provides recommendations, Chapters 4 to 8 provide implementation guidance and Chapter 9 provides additional information and references regarding quality assurance in the global context.

In May 2019 the Expert Group has finalized the UN NQAF Manual and submitted for editing and reproduction. Below you can find the unedited (white cover) version of the UN NQAF Manual.