Quality Assurance of Administrative Data (QAAD) – Setting the standard

30 January 2015
Last updated:
15 December 2022


On 31 July 2014 the Authority published an Exposure Draft report Quality Assurance and Audit Arrangements for Administrative Data. The Exposure Draft presented the Authority’s proposed regulatory standard for the quality assurance of administrative data that are used to produce official statistics. We considered the risks associated with the use of administrative data for statistical purposes, identified some examples of existing practices across government in addressing those risks, and presented our proposed mechanisms for statisticians to use when seeking to implement best practice.

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