Optimizing Checking of Statistical Reports

IFC Working Papers No 11
July 2013


The aim of this paper is to convey experiences and progress of Danmarks Nationalbank during the recent years in optimizing the process of checking statistical reports. While the empirical background is derived from work within the interest rate statistics, the paper generalizes and categorizes our experiences in order to make them applicable to other statistical areas and other collection systems. The paper considers five different areas for optimization: "Checking aggregates", "Outlier identification", "Workflow", "IT tools" and "Encouraging checks by the reporting entity".