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					      NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVOCACY FOR
      THE USE OF CENSUS DATA AND RESOURCE
                  MOBILIZATION




FIFTH ASSD              Boubacar SOW
Dakar, 19-21 Nov 2009   Regional Advisor on Census, UNFPA SRO/WCA Dakar
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 Introduction
 Key recommandations from previous

  meetings
 Status of the implementation of the 2010

  round censuses
 Some issues to be addressed

 Elements of response
INTRODUCTION

   Review some key recommandations of workshops
    organized by the ASSD, UNFPA, UNSD, ECA in
    collaboration with other UN agencies other partners
    institutions and governments
   The workshops focused on advocacy for resources
    mobilization and use of census data, use of new
    technologies for the successful implementation of
    the 2005-2014 World Population and Housing
    Programme established.
INTRODUCTION

   The workshops are a testimony to global
    cooperation and national advances in statistical
    capacity building in census taking in the region.
   Through these workshops UNFPA has reaffirmed
    its commitment to support population and housing
    censuses as has been the case since its first
    operations.
   Over the last 40 years, there has been a
    revolution in technologies equipment and services
    available
INTRODUCTION

   Changes happened in all phases of census. Most
    noticeable are changes in data processing (use of
    microcomputers instead mainframes; scanning),
    census mapping (GPS and GIS) but also in data
    collection (PDAs).
   PHCs continue to provide critical data for policy
    decisions; formulation and monitoring of national
    and sectoral development programmes.
    The 2nd African Symposium on Statistical Development-
    Kigali, Rwanda 15-18 January 2007


Key recommendations:
   Reiterated the need for the UNFPA, in partnership
    with ECA and UNSD, to develop a programme for
    assisting African countries in:
     advocating the population and housing censuses;
     mobilization of resources; and
     provision of technical assistance at the country
      level
Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and
Economic Development: Fortieth Session, 2-3April 2007,
Addis Ababa



During its 40th Session, the Conference lent its full support to
  the Resolutions of the 2nd ASSD, Rwanda in January 2007
    The Praia Workshop on Resources Mobilization, Cape
    Verde 23-27 April 2007


Key recommendations:
 Countries to urge their respective Governments to
  make firm commitments and leadership by
  integrating censuses in their overall development
  programmes
 Countries be urged to use appropriate technology
  as it has demonstrated significant improvement in
  census work in Africa
    The Praia Workshop on Resources Mobilization, Cape
    Verde 23-27 April 2007


Key recommendations:
 Training and research institutions be urged to
  strengthen collaboration amongst themselves as
  well as international counterparts for continued
  capacity building and support to African censuses
 UNFPA in collaboration with countries to fine-tune
  and make available the final detailed reference
  document for the preparation of an advocacy and
  resourcemobilization paper.
    The Johannesburg Workshop on Resources Mobilization,
    1-11 September 2009


Key recommendations:
 Build or update a roster of national and
  international consultants and promote south-south
  cooperation
 Put in place retention strategies for NSO staff

 Provide census data in the form of information and

  make this information readily available and
  usable to policy and decision makers as well as all
  other users
    The Johannesburg Workshop on Resources Mobilization,
    1-11 September 2009


Key recommendations:
 Enhance dissemination census products in a way
  that promotes utilization;
 Increase advocacy to secure political commitment
  for adequate resource allocation to the 2010
  round of PHCs;
 Provide a global resource mobilization strategy to
  approach donors;
 Introduce new data processing technologies for
  improved efficiency;
    The Johannesburg Workshop on Resources Mobilization,
    1-11 September 2009


Key recommendations:
 Build the capacity of data processing and analysis
  staff within NSOs;
 Align census data with data requirement for
  national development framework
 Advocate for the conduct of census in line with

  agreed international standards
    The Praia Meeting on Use of New Techologies in census-
    taking, 1-11 September 2009


Key recommendations:
   Financing for the acquisition of new technologies
      Involvement of UN agencies, regional institutions
      and subregional organizations
     The implementation of a mechanism for sharing
      costs of acquiring new technologies to the GPHC.
    The Praia Meeting on Use of New Technologies in census-
    taking, 1-11 September 2009


Key recommendations:
   Partnership
      Support to countries to make the best choice of the
      type of technology best suited to their context
     Strengthening cooperation between national
      statistical institutes, training schools and research in
      statistics and demography
    The Praia Meeting on Use of New Techologies in census-
    taking, 1-11 September 2009


Key recommendations:
   Partnership
      Technical support to the INS and courses in
      statistical operations
     Training of trainers and adaptation of curricula of
      training.
Implemenation of the 2010 Round of
censuses in Africa
Implementation of the 2010 Round of
censuses in Africa
                1,008,353,000
           Estimated total population



       44.1%
                                          55.9%


        Estimated population enumerated
        Estimated population not yet enumerated
 Distribution of censuses over the
 period 2005 - 2014
                     Number of countries
12



10
                             10

 8
                                     7     7
                 6
 6
         5             5
                                               4
 4
             3                                     3
                                                       2
 2
     1
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 Implementation of the 2010 round
 according to stages of the censuses
 Distribution of conducted and scheduled censuses over the
 period of the 2010 round of PHCs

Year            Number       Countries
              of countries
2005               1         Cameroon
2006               5         Burkina Faso, Egypt, Lesotho, Libya,
                             Nigeria
2007               3         Ethiopia, Mozambique, Swaziland
2008               6         Algeria, Burundi, Congo, Liberia, Malawi,
                             Sudan
2009               5         Chad, Djibouti, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali
2010               10        Angola, Cape Verde, Congo (DRC), Côte
                             d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania,
                             Senegal, Togo, Zambia
 Implementation of the 2010 round of
 censuses in Africa

  Distribution of conducted and schedules censused over the
  period of the 2010 round of PHCs
Year             Number     Countries
               of countries
2011                7       Botswana, Eritrea, Mauritius, Namibia,
                            Niger, Sao Tomé and Principe, South Africa
2012                7       Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda,
                            Seychelles, United Republic of Tanzania,
                            Uganda, Zimbabwe
2013                4       Central African Republic, Comoros, Gabon,
                            Gambia
2014                3       Morocco, Sierra Leone, Tunisia
n.s.                2       Madagascar, Somalia
TOTAL               53
Some issues to be addressed
   Delays in timely implementation of the census
    process
   Delay in the delivery of the census products
   Mobilizing adequate resource for census
    undertaking remains a major challenge
   Lack of in-country technical capacity to undertake
    census operation
Elements of response
   Increase national leadership and commitment for
    increased resource allocation to the 2010 round of
    PHCs
   Strengthen national and regional capacity for the
    implementation of the 2010 round
   Strengthen partnership and south-south cooperation
    to support the 2010 round of PHCs
   Ensure quality and oversight of the 2010 round of
    PHCs
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