To ensure the quality of its products and services, CBS uses scientifically sound statistical methods. In doing so, CBS conforms to international codes and models.

It is vital to use these scientifically sound statistical methods in order to guarantee the quality of statistical output. CBS is transparent about the methods it uses in the areas of data collection, data processing, publication and analysis. Algorithms play a major role in these areas.

These can take the form of translation software or intelligent search engines that provide accurate and appropriate information at high speed. Citizens and organisations need to be able to see how government organisations operate. CBS is therefore committed to taking a meticulous and transparent approach in its use of algorithms.

Further information can be found in our Statistical methods section.