GOVERNMENT GAZETTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA N$22.20 WINDHOEK - 15 June 2020 No. 7242 CONTENTS Page GENERAL NOTICE No. 231 Namibia Statistics Agency: Namibia Quality Assurance Framework for Statistics (NQAFS) .............. 1 ________________ General Notice NAMIBIA STATISTICS AGENCY No. 231 2020 NAMIBIA QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK FOR STATISTICS (NQAFS) The Namibia Quality Assurance Framework for Statistics (NQAFS) was issued by the Statistician- General in line with the provisions of Part VI of the Statistic Act No. 9 of 2011, dealing with the Coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS). In particular, section 34, sub-section 1 and 2(b) dealing with the issuance of a Code of Practice aimed at establishing and maintaining public confidence in official statistics which may impose requirements with respect to, inter alia, measures to ensure the optimum quality and comparability of official and other statistics and section 36 dealing with the issuance of statistical standards. The Framework was developed with comprehensive consultations with the users and producers of statistics in the NSS and in line with the Guidelines for the Template for a United Nations Generic Quality Assurance Framework and the World Bank Data Quality Assessment Framework. Furthermore, the Framework sets out clear guidelines and specifications under which quality statistics must be produced, evaluated and designated into the official statistics. Satisfactory implementation of the Framework is therefore hoped to lead to an increase user trust in the producing institutions of official statistics and hence increase the demand and coverage of use. The Framework is therefore applicable to all data producers in Namibia and shall be implemented fully without any delay.