Statistics Directorate

STES Timeliness Framework: Assessment of User Requirements

 

Back to STES Timeliness Framework.

This page contains links to detailed documentation on how the assessment of user requirements can aide in improving timeliness or reducing costs in the production of short-term economic statistics.  The papers below provide detailed information on activities relevant to this topic which have been undertaken within statistical organisations.  Issues covered include:

•   Assessing the timeliness and accuracy requirements for different users (e.g. the need for aggregate vs detailed level of estimates)
•   Refining the survey program to focus only on key user requirements

Primary papers

The papers below focus primarily on the assessment of user requirements.  They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework.

Using Total Quality Management to Improve Spanish Industrial Statistics  (2001)

Secondary papers

The papers below refer to the assessment of user requirements to some extent.  They also provide more detail on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework.

Changes to the Quarterly Economic Survey of Manufacturing at Statistics New Zealand  (2002)

Queries and the submission of new papers

Questions on the content of or how to use this framework should be sent to stat.contact@oecd.org