By United Nations Statistics Division, DESA, 2010.
The present manual
was developed to provide operational guidelines for the preparation and
implementation of a post enumeration survey (PES). It defines the PES and
enumerates its objectives. In addition, the manual covers elements of: sample
design; questionnaire design; planning and implementation of a PES; matching;
field reconciliation; the Dual System of Estimation (DSE); tabulations; the
evaluation of content error. The conclusion highlights the usefulness of a PES
and care that must be taken in its implementation. It additionally, presents
challenges associated to a successful implementation of the PES and how they can
be mitigated. Finally, the Annex presents selected examples from countries that
conducted PES during the 2000 and 2010 round of censuses.
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