Quality can be assessed at different levels – for example, there are institutional level quality requirements, process quality requirements, product quality requirements and other. On the other hand, the quality of a statistical product can be defined as suitability of this product for a specific use. Generally, the quality is assessed with respect to the following 5 quality dimensions: relevance, accuracy and reliability, timeliness and punctuality, availability and transparency, as well as coherence and comparability.
CSB, as the governing body of the national statistical system, has determined common general (institutional level) quality requirements for statistical institutions of Latvia, applying European Statistics Code of Practice.
The 16 principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice
The purpose of determining the requirements is to provide Latvian, European and international policy makers and the society with high-quality official statistics and to ensure that common principles and requirements are applied and respected in the Latvian official statistics system. General quality requirements are explained in the implementation manual.
In this section you will find information describing the general quality requirements which are treated as a quality framework of the institutional level.
If you would like to find quality characteristics of a particular statistical product, please visit Official statistics portal Metadata section.