UNSD-ESCWA regional workshop on census data processing in the ESCWA region: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing

18-05-2008  – 22-05-2008 Doha

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection, (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the opportunity to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

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