Quality reports

The role of quality reporting had been strengthened in Law of official statistics and official statistical system (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12 from 30 March 2012) as well as in Regulation 223/2009 on European Statistics. Producers of official statistics have to guarantee that statistics are developed, produced and disseminated on the basis of uniform standards and of harmonized methods. Furthermore, users of statistics are guaranteed access to appropriate metadata describing the quality of statistical outputs, so that they are able to interpret and use the statistics correctly.  


Quality reporting underpins quality assessment, which in turn is the starting point for quality improvements. Thus, standards and guidelines for effective quality reporting are an essential aspect of the quality management/assurance framework. The reporting structure, i.e. the set of headings and subheadings that is envisaged for a comprehensive quality report should follow the general ESS standards.