International cooperation and dialogue are powerful tools for enhancing statistical quality. Activities aiming at setting statistical standards and norms as part of quality assurance strategies have taken place for almost 200 years, not only at the national but also at the international level. This paper focuses on the role that international cooperation can play to strengthen the systems and the processes for statistical quality enhancement. It provides an overview of the main theoretical approaches to quality, their evolution through time and their links with the economic and social context. Several important cases of international cooperation are then discussed with a view to illustrating the range and variety of the aspects underpinning data quality. Among them: the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, the data quality frameworks set by the IMF and Eurostat, the various standards and classifications in all major fields of statistics from Censuses to national accounts, the Paris-21 initiative for statistical capacity building in transition and developing countries, etc. The paper concludes by highlighting the main challenges and directions for future research.

Promoting the Quality of Official Statistics: the Role of International Cooperation / Garonna, Paolo; Luige, Tiina. - In: SCHWEIZERISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR VOLKSWIRTSCHAFT UND STATISTIK. - ISSN 0303-9692. - 137:3 (September)(2001), pp. 219-239.

Promoting the Quality of Official Statistics: the Role of International Cooperation

Garonna Paolo;
2001

Abstract

International cooperation and dialogue are powerful tools for enhancing statistical quality. Activities aiming at setting statistical standards and norms as part of quality assurance strategies have taken place for almost 200 years, not only at the national but also at the international level. This paper focuses on the role that international cooperation can play to strengthen the systems and the processes for statistical quality enhancement. It provides an overview of the main theoretical approaches to quality, their evolution through time and their links with the economic and social context. Several important cases of international cooperation are then discussed with a view to illustrating the range and variety of the aspects underpinning data quality. Among them: the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, the data quality frameworks set by the IMF and Eurostat, the various standards and classifications in all major fields of statistics from Censuses to national accounts, the Paris-21 initiative for statistical capacity building in transition and developing countries, etc. The paper concludes by highlighting the main challenges and directions for future research.
Statistics; Promoting; Quality; Official;
Promoting the Quality of Official Statistics: the Role of International Cooperation / Garonna, Paolo; Luige, Tiina. - In: SCHWEIZERISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR VOLKSWIRTSCHAFT UND STATISTIK. - ISSN 0303-9692. - 137:3 (September)(2001), pp. 219-239.
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