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Quality assurance and new data sources

A Side Event at the United Nations Statistical Commission

  • Tuesday, 9 February 2021
  • 8:00 - 9:15 AM EST (New York Time)


  • Matthias Reister, UN Statistics Division
  • Juan Daniel Oviedo Arango, Director General of DANE, Colombia
  • Catherine McGirr, ONS, United Kingdom

  • The side event is organized by the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks. A brief introduction to the work of the Expert Group, including to the United Nations Quality Assurance Frameworks Manual for Official Statistics (Manual) and plans going forward will be followed by a regional case study on the implementation of a national quality assurance framework. The main agenda item will be a dialogue on quality assurance of new data sources. Practitioners will reveal their lessons learned during a questions and answer session. The side event is linked to the Commission's agenda item 4(i) Report of the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks1 and will provide an opportunity for an informal discussion.


    The event is open to all. Please use this link to register for the event: https://forms.gle/DrfhCTtg5oqBubdGA. The side event will be conducted virtually using WebEx. The link to the meeting will be shared with you a couple of days before the event. In case of questions please contact us at chungh@un.org.

    1Report of the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks (E/CN.3/2021/26), available at: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/52nd-session/documents/2021-26-NQAF-E.pdf.

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