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Training course on "Quality Frameworks and Measurement of Performance of Statistical Systems and Offices"

On April 1-2, 2015 the training course on "Quality Frameworks and Measurement of Performance of Statistical Systems and Offices" within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Program was held at the Statistical Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan. The training was organized by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

The training was conducted by Mr. Gasim Aliyev, Expert at the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The presentations on the following topics were made: policy and quality objectives; coordination council on quality; the representative of the quality manual; collection of documents on quality management system; reports on the quality statistical products; internal audits in order to monitor the status of the application documents for quality management; the activity to establish a quality management system in the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic and the development of metadata in the official statistics of Azerbaijan.

In particular, it was noted that the statistical metadata system provides a number of benefits, such as improving the quality of statistics, optimization of discovery, retrieval and use of both statistical information and associated metadata, reducing duplication and increase the effectiveness of communication between units, and also exchange of information between the users and organizations.


The participants of the training stated mutual opinion that there is a need to implement international quality standards in the Statistical Agency by establishing and training a separate unit for quality.