Statistics Directorate

Guidelines for Establishing a Real-Time Database for Performing Revisions Analysis


Back to OECD / Eurostat guidelines on revisions policy and analysis


Sources of Real-Time Data

This document presents guidelines developed by the task-force on the data and metadata requirements for building a real-time database for the purpose of performing revisions analysis, which is seen as a key requirement for National Statistical Offices as part of a comprehensive revisions policy.  It also contains examples of existing real-time databases and assesses the extent to which they meet the guidelines.  Also provided are links to known sources of freely available real-time databases.