Resources on Census

The evaluation is forward-looking and strategic in nature and aims to inform the programming and implementation of interventions under the current Strategic Plan (2014-2017) including key strategic orientations, gaps and opportunities for UNFPA support to population and housing censuses as well as to the post-2015 development agenda on data for development.

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The announcement of the provisional population figures from Census 2011 has come at a very important moment in India’s relationship with the census and its operations. Newspaper headlines made it clear where India’s own priorities lay – first and foremost were the “positives”: improvements in the rate of decline in the growth of the population (though less than anticipated), a rise in literacy rates and also of the overall sex ratio of the number of women per 1,000 men.

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Service availability mapping (SAM) has been developed to generate data on the availability of health services and the health system inputs and resources required for their success. SAM is a source of statistics on distribution of services and facility infrastructure, infection control procedures, services offered, staffing, laboratory facilities, essential medicines, commodities and supplies, and treatment guidelines.

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UNFPA's Special Initiative on Census was launched by the Executive Director to ensure that programme countries receive support to mobilize the funds and the technical capacity they need to complete a population census...

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