In addition to the European Statistics Code of Practice, there are several quality frameworks that producers of official statistics should adhere to.
The Fundamental Principles of National Official Statistics
The Ten Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics are central to the UN's work on official statistics and an important framework for national statistics agencies and producers of official statistics worldwide. The principles were first adopted by the Statistical Commission in 1994 and later strengthened through endorsement by the UN General Assembly in 2014.
UN National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF)
The UN National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) sets requirements for the institutional conditions, production processes and statistical products. NQAF encompasses 19 quality principles with several underlying indicators and a checklist for self-assessment has been prepared.
OECD Council Recommendations on Good Statistical Practices
The OECD Council adopted the recommendations on good statistical practices in 2015 and it represents the first statistical legal instrument in the OECD.
The recommendation is used for quality evaluations of the Member States' statistical systems. It is also one of the key tools when conducting accession reviews of possible new members. The Council is regularly kept informed of implementation in all the OECD Member States. The Good Statistical Practice largely coincide with the European Statistics Code of Practice and hence Norway’s adherence is evaluated based on the European Statistical System Peer Review.
IMF Data Quality Assessment Framework
The IMF Data Quality Assessment Framework assesses the data quality of the statistical producers. In the framework, the IMF assesses five dimensions for quality: assurances of integrity, methodological soundness, accuracy and reliability, serviceability, and accessibility.