Resources on Census

This technical brief discusses the opportunity provided by the 2020 census round to significantly increase the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by migratory status and other...

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This technical brief provides an overview on assessing the quality of data collected in a census. It details common methods and errors found in post-enumeration quality assessment. It also offers examples from countries...

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This paper introduces key concepts and variables to achieve international data comparability, which requires that national statistics offices work with the same concepts and definitions. It covers essential concepts for...

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This technical brief provides information about the method and potential of the hybrid census, where traditional census data are combined with the newest geospatial technology. It aims to help optimize the accuracy of...

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This technical brief provides guidance on collecting data for Sustainable Development Goal 5.6.1 in national household surveys. SDG target 5.6.1 is defined as the proportion of women aged 15-49 years (married or in...

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A core mandate of UNFPA, since its inception, is to strengthen national capacity to ensure high quality censuses that meet international standards and wide dissemination and use of census data for development planning, implementation and monitoring.

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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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