Administrative Records Quality Assessment Tool (HECRA)

The HECRA is an instrument for evaluating the quality of administrative records that can be used for the generation of statistical and geographic information and is designed to be used in the government offices members of the National System of Statistical and Geographic Information.


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At the end of the course, the participants will value the importance of the quality of administrative information to produce quality statistical and geographic information, to strengthen decision-making. Likewise, they will identify the main methodological characteristics of the Administrative Records Quality Assessment Tool (HECRA) and of the system developed for its application, reaching the required knowledge to participate in evaluation and quality improvement actions of the administrative records used in the generation of statistical and geographic information.

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Target Audience

Personnel of the State Units that generate or use administrative records to produce statistical or geographic information with basic knowledge in:

Statistical or geographic information generation processes from the use of administrative records.

Use of computer equipment and internet browsing.

Learning Objectives


  • Evaluate and improve the quality of the Administrative Records to be used for statistical purposes.
  • Detect problems and opportunities for improvement of the records analyzed.
  • Identify and analyze the causes of problems.
  • Implement corrective and preventive action plans.