The purpose of the study is to assess whether Statistics Denmark’s efforts to ensure quality and efficiency have been satisfactory, and whether quality and efficiency have improved in the period from 2015 to 2019. The report answers the following questions:
- Has Statistics Denmark’s quality assurance been satisfactory, and has the quality improved in the period from 2015 to 2019?
- Has Statistics Denmark implemented adequate measures to streamline the production, and has efficiency increased in the years from 2015 to 2019?
It is Rigsrevisionen’s assessment that Statistics Denmark’s efforts to ensure quality and efficiency, including the efforts to streamline the production of statistics, have not been entirely satisfactory. Efficiency has increased in the period from 2015 to 2019, but the quality relating to two of the three principles of quality examined has not improved. The consequence of the latter is a risk that statistics that are used to underpin decisions, debates and research may be affected by error.