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STRI Quality Review Survey


The OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) is a leading policy instrument for identifying and cataloguing barriers to services trade in 42 countries. It is composed of two distinct but complementary parts: a services trade regulatory database which collects information on applied services trade policy, and a services trade restrictiveness index measuring the trade restrictiveness of such policies. The information contained in the STRI regulatory database was first published on the OECD website in May 2014, with partial updates undertaken in 2015. A complete update of the STRI regulatory database is envisaged by the end of 2016.

The Secretariat is dedicated to continuously improve the quality, relevance and usability of the STRI. Therefore, obtaining feedback from the users of the STRI is essential. This survey is meant to gather information from stakeholders of all categories that make use of the STRI instruments, including the regulatory database, indices, and policy simulator. The survey will inquire about the ways in which the STRI is utilised, the extent to which the information contained in it is accurate, as well as the users’ opinion on the ease to access and interpret the data. Accordingly, the survey is structured along the lines of seven quality dimensions: relevance, accuracy, credibility, timeliness, accessibility, interpretability, and coherence.

The outcome will help the Secretariat to obtain a better understanding about the users’ perception and utilisation of the STRI. It will also contribute to improving the quality of the information captured and shaping existing and future tools to better cater for the needs of the users. The results will also feed into the OECD Quality Framework for Statistical Activities, an assessment which aims at improving the quality of OECD statistics and to ensure they better answer to user needs.

Completing the survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Respondent confidentiality is assured.

Thank you for your collaboration and time taken to answer the questions. Should you have any further queries, please contact us at


The STRI Team