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What follows are relevant excerpts from the Conclusions and Recommendations of the UN ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on Population and Housing Censuses, held in Bangkok, 9-10 December 2004. The full report and papers from the meeting are available at http://unescap.org/stat/meet/census2004/index.asp
The Principles and Recommendations should be expanded in those chapters which guide the production of custom tabulations for meeting more focused thematic as well as geographical data needs.
The Expert Group recommended that the Principles and Recommendations should provide more guidance related to the provision of samples of microdata for academic research.
The Expert Group recommended that the interrelations between the early phases of census planning and the subsequent development of census products and future data utilization should be clarified in the chapters of the Principles and Recommendations dedicated to census planning.
Similarly, with regard to census products, how to identify users’ needs in the early phases of census planning should be explained. Countries should be guided to design census products according to different groups of users, e.g. the central government, the general public, academia, media, particular subgroups like children, and the private sector, according to their current and foreseeable future country circumstances.
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