Statistics Netherlands is going to implement so-called methodological audits of statistical processes. These audits will look at whether a statistical process uses the right methodology and whether improvements can be made. They are a complement to our more general audits for ISO-9001, which look at the whole structure and documentation of procedures and processes.
In developing a framework for the new methodological audits, we have conducted a survey about international practice, where we have asked other NSIs whether, and if so how, they do such methodological audits on a permanent or occasional basis. This report presents the results of this survey, as well as some lessons that Statistics Netherlands may draw from these results.