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STES Timeliness Framework: Use of Benchmarking Techniques

 

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This page contains links to detailed documentation on how the use of benchmarking techniques can aide in improving the quality and timeliness of short-term economic statistics.  The papers below provide detailed information on methods relevant to this topic which have been implemented within statistical organisations.  Issues covered include:

•   Achieving consistency in short-term time series through benchmarking to more reliable annual data
•   Identifying and adjusting for bias in short-term estimates through benchmarking to more reliable sources (e.g. administrative)

Primary papers

The papers below focus primarily on the use of benchmarking techniques.  They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

Benchmarking State Labour Force Estimates in the United States (2005)

Proceedings from OECD-Eurostat Workshop on the Application of Benchmarking Techniques to Official Statistics (2005)

Proceedings from the OECD/Eurostat November 2003 Workshop on Benchmarking  (2003)

Secondary papers

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

There are currently no secondary papers on this topic.

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.

 

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