The main purpose of this handbook is to enhance data quality and efficiency to ensure that the statistics produced by all data producers are relevant, reliable and timely available and easily accessible within the NSS.

The publication has three parts: Part One is on General Overview covering Background, Basic Processes of Statistics Production, Quality Concepts and Definitions of major Statistics. Part Two is on Quality Framework covering Introduction, Total Survey Error, Fitness for Intended Use and Survey Process Quality while Part Three is on Quality Inputs and Guidelines in Data Production Steps covering Introduction, Survey Coverage and Frames, Sample Design, Questionnaire Design, Translation of Survey Instruments, Interview Methods, Recruitment and Training of Enumerators/Supervisors, Pre-testing, Data Collection, Processing, Statistical Adjustment and Dissemination.

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