Laws and principles
Statistics Norway's requirements for official statistics is based on the Statistics Act, which lays down the formal framework for all Norwegian official statistics, and those requirements developed in intenational collaborations.
The OECD Council adopted in November 2015 the recommendations on Good Statistical Practice.
The Statistics Act stipulates that Statistics Norway is the central body for preparation and dissemination of official statistics.
The regulation on European statistics forms the legal framework for the development, preparation and dissemination of European statistics.
The goal of the European Code of practice is to ensure the public's trust in European statistics by laying down principles on how the statistics shall be developed, produced and disseminated.