Quality tools

Quality tools

Quality tools have been developed by Istat in order to improve the quality of statistical processes and products, consistently with Istat’s mission and according to the quality framework of the European Statistical System.

The Quality Guidelines are among these tools which Istat set up initially only for statistics from surveys, and subsequently also for processes using administrative sources.

For transparency purposes, the quality documentation of Istat statistical processes is available through:

  • the Information system on quality (SIQual) containing all metadata describing each production process and its features
  • The National Quality Reports (Schede Standard di Qualità, only available in Italian), more extensive and detailed reports for expert users, including quantitative indicators on process quality, harmonised with European standards.

ISTAT has also established guidelines and procedures for assessing the quality of statistics produced within Sistan.