Fifth Regional Course on Statistical Quality Management and Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

Topic: National Quality Assurance Frameworks

[Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 30 September – 3 October 2012]

Objectives

The course will provide a forum for discussing concepts and uses of quality assurance frameworks and facilitating understanding and application of the generic national quality assurance template and the associated tools and mechanisms for assuring quality. Participants will:
- Review the fundamentals of quality in statistical systems and the benefits of a national quality assurance framework;
- Discuss the rationale, contents and uses of the generic national quality assurance framework template (g-NQAF);
- Map the g-NQAF to their existing quality frameworks or their quality concerns;
- Identify gaps and opportunities for improving current procedures and adopting and implementing the g-NQAF in their organizations; and
- Develop a plan of action for implementing an NQAF in their organizations as well as the larger national statistical system

Workshps Materials

Overview of National Quality Assurance Frameworks

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Quality concepts and measures and national quality assurance frameworks (NQAF)

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Introduction to Generic national quality assurance framework template

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Description of quality assurance guidelines (g-NQAF elements)

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Mapping NQAF to other frameworks

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Introduction to mechanism for quality assurance and group work instructions

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g-National Quality Assurance Frameworks: Supporting Mechanisms

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Quality Assessment and Indicators

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GUIDELINES FOR THE TEMPLATE FOR A GENERIC NATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK (NQAF)

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Way Forward: Applying the g-National Quality Assurance Frameworks

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