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 framework of the European Statistical System.
The following tools can be useful and relevant for Institutions belonging to the Italian National Statistical System, as well as for researchers and also, in a broadly way, for data users:
- the Quality Guidelines for statistical processes, initially developed for the statistical processes and then for the processes using administrative sources
- the standard summary reports Quality at a glance for each Istat survey
- the Information system on quality (SIQual) that describes the production process and its features
- and the Quality audits for continuous improvement of Istat’s statistical products and processes.