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Advancing the Global Statistical System- Major work areas and accomplishments
26 February 2009

 Lunchtime seminar:
Innovations in Population Census
Data Collection and Archiving

26 February 2009, 1:.45 - 2:45 pm
Conference Room 3
United Nations, New York


The seminar on “Innovations in Population Census Data Collection and Archiving” reflects on the challenges and advantages of using new technologies in data collection and archiving. It will be organized in two sessions and chaired by Rogelio Fernández Castilla, Executive Coordinator on Censuses in UNFPA.

First, Ali bin Mahboob Hassan Alraisi, Director of Social Statistics in the statistical agency of the Sultanate of Oman will share their experience and plans on the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in the Population and Housing Census.

The second session will be conducted by Olivier Dupriez, Senior Economist-Statistician in the World Bank and will focus on the data documentation and archiving toolkit.

Organizer: UN Statistic Division (UNSD)

Chairperson: Rogelio Fernández Castilla, Executive Coordinator on Censuses, UNFPA

1:45 – 1:55pm

Opening remarks and introduction
Mr. Rogelio Fernández Castilla, Executive Coordinator on Censuses (UNFPA)

1:55 – 2:15pm

Use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in the Population and Housing Census
Ali bin Mahboob Hassan Alraisi, Director of Social Statistics, Sultanate of Oman

2:15 – 2:35pm

Archiving microdata standards and good practices
Olivier Dupriez, Senior Economist-Statistician, World Bank, Development Data Group and International Household Survey Network

2:35 – 2:45pm

Questions, answers and conclusions