African Population and Housing Censuses Programme

Preparation for the 2010 round of Population and Housing Censuses is one of the six action areas identified as priority for improving development statistics by the Marrakech roundtable meeting and the Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics (MAPS). This component includes key actions UNECA will take to assist countries prepare better for the 2010 census round. These include:

  • Advocacy for increased participation of African countries in the 2010 round;
  • Organizing workshops on census planning, enumeration, analysis, census data dissemination, etc;
  • Advisory services covering such subjects as post-enumeration surveys, analysis of census data, and on-the-job training in various areas related with census taking;
  • Elaboration of census materials and software; and
  • Dissemination of the materials.