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Whitepaper: FAO Statistical Data Quality Framework: A Multi-Layered Approach to Monitoring and Assessment

by United NationsJan 01, 2008

This white paper submitted by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, provides the following framework for data quality assessment: Concepts and methods; Quality assurance; Reference period; Error; Coverage; Response rates; Editing and imputation effect or rate; Comparability over time; Revisions; Comparability with data from other sources.

Whitepaper: Joint United Nations/OECD System for the Collection and Processing of International Merchandise Trade Statistics

by United NationsJan 01, 2008

Significant progress in improving cooperation in the area of international merchandise trade statistics continues to be made by the trade statisticians and Information Technology (IT) specialists of the Statistics Division of the United Nations (UNSD) and the Statistics Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) who are working on the UN/OECD Joint Trade Data Collection and Processing System (the Joint System). This paper briefs about the history of the UN/OECD project, the successes attained thus far, the achievements yet to come and the future plans and challenges facing this inter-agency cooperative venture.