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ESS Handbook for Quality ReportsThe ESS Handbook for Quality Reports and the ESS Standard for Quality Reports will assist National Statistical Institutes and Eurostat in meeting the Code of Practice standards by providing recommendations for preparing comprehensive quality reports for the full range of statistical processes and their outputs.
Both documents provide much more detailed guidelines compared to the 2003 versions and are built around the fifteen principles articulated in the Code of Practice.
The coverage of statistical processes using administrative sources or involving multiple data sources has been improved and more quality and performance indicators have been included.
The Standard and the Handbook are applicable to National Statistical Institutes and Eurostat in their roles as producers, compilers and disseminators of statistics.
A key objective is to promote harmonised quality reporting across statistical processes and across Member States and hence to facilitate cross-comparisons of processes and outputs.