Revisions Policy for official Statistics: A Matter of Governance

Carol S. Carson, Sarmad Khawaja, Thomas K. Morrison
2004 IMF Working Papers  
This paper argues the time has come to bring revisions more fully out in the open and to draw on statistical experience from around the world to work toward identifying a set of good practices. These good practices make up what we can call "revisions policy." Revisions policy should be recognized as an important aspect of good governance in statistics. Good governance in statistics, in turn, is part of public sector transparency and accountability more broadly.
doi:10.5089/9781451851052.001 fatcat:twlvxehhgbhzxnnihs6mdqww7u