Review of quality assurance of government models
The final report by Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, into the quality assurance of analytical models that inform government policy.
The report sets out best practice in quality assurance, drawn from engagement with organisations across the public and private sectors and with professional bodies.
It also sets out the current extent and nature of modelling and quality assurance across government.
Finally, it makes practical recommendations for steps departments and their arm’s-length bodies (ALBs) should take going forwards, to make sure models are robust and trustworthy.