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Quality Assurance in Statistics

Quality Assurance in Statistics

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Presentation by Prof. S.S. Colombage at CEPA's Open Forum on Ensuring Quality of Survey Data.
Presentation by Prof. S.S. Colombage at CEPA's Open Forum on Ensuring Quality of Survey Data.

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Published by: Centre for Poverty Analysis on Apr 30, 2014
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Quality Assurance in Statistics: Producer Perspectives in the Light of International Practices
S.S. Colombage
50
th
 Open Forum: Ensuring Quality of Survey Data
Centre for Poverty Analysis
April 29, 2014
 
Outline
Rationale for Quality Assurance
International standards for statistics
Sri Lanka’s Case
 
Concluding Remarks
 
Rationale for Quality Assurance
Main statistical agencies
 –
Census and Statistics Department (CSD)
Household income & expenditure surveys, labour force surveys
Macro-level data: National accounts, prices & wages
 –
Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL)
Macro-level data: Balance of payments, financial sector, fiscal sector
Consumer Finances Surveys - abandoned?
Decision makers in public & private sectors heavily depend on statistics
Doubts about GDP, inflation, poverty & unemployment data.

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