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 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, the United Nations National Quality Assurance Framework (UN NQAF) contained in Chapter 3 and Annex A of the Manual fully corresponds to and replaces the UN NQAF template and guidelines of 2012. 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 finalized the Manual and submitted for editing and reproduction. Please find enclosed the new United Nations National Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics issued in October 2019.