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Dutch well-being: natural environment and social relations under pressure
Quality of life in the Netherlands today, well-being ‘here and now’, is high. However it not just as high for everybody in the country; well-being of young adults is lower than for the rest of the...
Agricultural exports hit record value due to price hikes
In 2022, the Netherlands exported 122.3 billion euros worth of agricultural goods. This is over 17 percent more than in 2021. The increase in the value of agricultural exports comes from higher...
Green Deal: CBS working with partners for sustainable development data
Across the world, there is an increasing need for information on climate change and energy transition, environmental quality and circularity, and nature and biodiversity.
Object oriented quality management (OQM), a management model for quality
CBS is looking for a suitable model for quality management. One reason is that CBS wants to manage quality in a systematic way to meet the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality...
International experts apply yardstick to Statistics Netherlands
Just recently, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) was the subject of an official Peer review, executed by the European Statistical System (ESS).
CBS Multi-annual Programme 2024-2028
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has made plans for the future based on discussions with stakeholders. The results are described in this Multi-annual Programme for 2024-2028.
Do firms or workers drive the foreign acquisition wage premium?
An analysis of firm and worker contributions to the foreign acquisition wage premium in the Netherlands.
Quality management of methodology
Methodological departments of national statistical institutes should adopt formal quality certification for ISO 9001
Quality Checks for SNAC Exiobase 2016
A comparison between SNAC Exiobase 2016 with diverse data sources to analyse the quality of SNAC Exiobase.
Minister presented with ‘Dutch Trade in Facts and Figures 2022’ publication
On 31 August 2022 Liesje Schreinemacher, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, was presented with the new Statistics Netherlands (CBS) publication ‘Dutch Trade in Facts...
Statistical quality: certification, rules and culture
National statistical institutes should adopt formal quality certification, e.g. ISO or EFQM.
Quality of Bathing Waters
The percentage share of Dutch bathing water locations in inland waters that comply with the European standards for excellent bathing water quality increased in the period 2000-2017 from 65 percent to...
Quality report on Unemployment Benefits Statistics
The aim of this report is to explain the aim, process, method and publication policy in the production and use of the unemployment benefits statistics to the users. We also focus on the quality of...
Environmental quality of life
Production and income growth are not necessarily accompanied by a rise in well-being.
Quality report on BOP, ITSS and FDI statistics 2017
Quality report on Balance of Payments (BOP), International Trade in Services Statistics (ITSS) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) statistics 2017.
Quality report on Labour Disablement Benefits Statistics
The aim of this report is to explain the aim, process, method and publication policy in the production and use of the disablement benefits statistics to the users. We also focus on the quality of the...
Quality of Dutch exports in global top 5
The Netherlands is in fourth position in the global IMF ranking of export quality.
Management quality and productivity
An empirical investigation into the relationship between the management quality of Dutch manufacturing firms and their productivity, innovativeness and portfolio of international activities.
Quality Guidelines 2014
The Quality Guidelines 2014 sets out the guidelines applicable to the statistical processes of Statistics Netherlands. The guidelines form the basis for audits and self-assessments of statistical...
Quality of the Dutch Medical Registration
Since 2011 Statistics Netherlands is responsible for the calculation of the Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) for the Dutch hospitals. Since there were some indications that there are...
Checklist Quality of Statistical Output
This report describes nineteen characteristics of statistical output. Each characteristic – also called dimension - is elaborated according to a certain structure starting with the definition of the...