As a public sector organisation, this site will help you learn about the benefits of using accredited conformity assessment.

Quality infrastructure is required for the effective operation of domestic markets, and its international recognition is important to facilitate access to foreign markets. It relies on metrology, standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance.

This site has been developed by the global quality infrastructure partners (INetQI) represented by the BIPM, IAF, IEC, ILAC, ISO, ITC, ITU, OIML, UNECE, World Bank Group, WTO and UNIDO to demonstrate how the quality infrastructure supports policy objectives.

We are always seeking examples to post on this website. If you have a great case study or research paper, please submit it to here.

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  • Recent Case Study

    Improving Drinking Water Monitoring in Croatia

    Summary The accreditation supports monitoring of drinking water in Croatia through the accreditation of drinking water testing laboratories that are further authorised by the Croatian Ministry of Health (MoH) for drinking water monitoring. With its accredited laboratories, the Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH) coordinates monitoring. It is also one of the national contact points […]


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  • Recent Supporting Material

    USING AND REFERENCING ISO AND IEC STANDARDS TO SUPPORT PUBLIC POLICY

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  • Recent Case Study

    Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Regional Laboratory Association (SRLA): OUR UNIQUE SUCCESS STORY

    SUMMARY The SADC Regional Laboratory Association (SRLA) was established over a decade ago in order to support, assist and empower member states by providing them with a regional platform and voice. Furthermore, the SRLA promotes the importance of laboratories in the SADC economy; strengthens both management and technical capacity through training and interventions; builds and […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    Labels and ‘slogans’ on the sustainability of products and services: how to orientate yourself?

    Focusing on sustainability grows business and attracts consumer confidence. This is why ethical claims have become more widespread in the market. But how can you tell if these claims are true and verified? Businesses have long understood that focusing on sustainability grows business and attracts the trust of consumers, who are increasingly attentive to social […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    Offer greater clarity to investors in their investment choices in favor of the development of a sustainable economy

    Summary Socially responsible investment (SRI) takes into account several themes such as social, ethical, environmental and governance criteria. The accreditation issued by Cofrac – the French accreditation body – concerns certification bodies that are accredited to assess and certify, in the form of a label, good practices in socially responsible investment. This accredited certification provides […]


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    Improving Trust in Forensic Science

    Summary The accreditation supports public health systems in West Africa, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has a regional standardization mechanism called ECOSHAM. The latter allowed the adoption of two regional standards, for the benefit of all member states, relating to hand sanitizers and barrier masks for use by […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    Energy management system certification supports environment-friendly and resource-conserving society in China

    Energy management system certification is technical support for building an “environment-friendly and resource-conserving” society in China. The national standard Energy management system—Requirements (GB/T 23331-2012/ISO 50001:2011) was published on December 31, 2012, and took effect on October 1, 2013. Altogether 6303 energy management system certificates have been issued for 6028 organizations in China by the end […]


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    Forensic unit accreditation improves social governance level in China

    The results of forensic identification concern the realization of judicial fairness and protection of citizens’ legitimate rights. In 2005, China issued the Decisions on Forensic Identification Management Problems. In the Decisions, Article 5 clearly stipulates that the forensic units engaged in forensic medicine, material evidence, and audio-visual material identification shall “have the testing laboratory with […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    CNAS medical laboratory accreditation supports good health and well being

    Medical laboratories play an important role in the evaluation of human health status, the correct diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of diseases. The quality and technical level of medical laboratory are directly related to the health and well-being of the public. China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) issued the first medical laboratory accreditation certificate […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    Accreditation and certifications. Economic value and social benefits

    This 2020 study, conducted by Accredia (the Italian accreditation body) in collaboration with Prometeia, shows the economic and social value of quality infrastructure in Italy. Along with encouraging awareness about the benefits of conformity assessment, it seeks to engender understanding about how the diffusion of conformity assessment instruments can be an opportunity for national growth. […]


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