The result of the analysis of the quality and effectiveness of any activity undertaken by a statistical organization and recommendations on how these can be improved.
An Assessment can be of a variety of types. One example may include a gap analysis, where a current state is determined along with what is needed to reach its target state. Alternately, an Assessment may compare current processes against a set of requirements, for example a new Statistical Need or change in the operating environment.
An Assessment can use various information objects as inputs, whether they are the main objects that the Assessment is about or auxiliary information objects that help accomplish the Assessment.