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Modernization of official statistics is about the re-design of statistical business processes along which data are collected, processed and disseminated. In order to do so, a common framework is needed to identify and describe each individual process. GSBPM offers such framework, describing each step in the production process from the beginning (needs specification) to the end (evaluation and archiving).


Applicable to all domains of statistics, and providing a common language to describe statistical production processes, GSBPM is a flexible tool to compare and harmonize production processes within and across NSIs. As such, it facilitates collaboration and sharing of tools among NSIs. By precisely documenting each step throughout the production process, GSBPM also provides the basis for a data quality framework.

GSBPM constitutes a fundamental block of the modernization concept and links with many other concepts and standards (GSIM, SDMX...).