The Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics in the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD)

Mohammed Al Rifai


The Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics were adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 1994 and are now universally agreed as a comprehensive framework for the mission of National Statistical Offices. It gives a set of fundamental values and principles, which NSOs and other data producers should have in order for the public to have trust in the official statistics they produce.Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) is the main authorized body concerned with official statistics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is responsible for the collection, classification, storage, analysis and dissemination of official statistics covering social, demographic, economic, environmental and cultural indicators. It has considered the fundamental principles of official statistics as a foundation stone in producing the Emirate’s official statistics, to satisfy the highest level of data quality standards and to gain the trust of the public with its statistical production. This article will discuss the institutional, organizational, and technical activities that have been undertaken by SCAD to comply with the fundamental principles of official statistics. It will highlight the principles and implementations adopted by SCAD with examples.

Keywords: Fundamental principles, official statistics, Quality.

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-20-09

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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