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2020 Round of Population and Housing Censuses:
Contemporary Technologies and Implementation


  • Wednesday, 7 MAR 2018
  • 1:15 – 2:45 pm

  • Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building, UNHQ, New York

The side-event on the 2020 round of population and housing censuses focuses on the use of contemporary technologies. NSOs are increasingly utilizing modern technologies with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their census operations as well as enhancing the quality of their census results. Technology is allowing NSOs to innovate and modernize census operations, reduce cost and enhance the timeliness and accessibility of census results. The side event will feature the experience of Egypt and Colombia in the use of electronic data collection technologies in population and housing censuses.

    Provisional Programme


  1.  1:15 - 1:20 pm Opening and welcoming remarks
  2. Mr. Srdjan Mrkic, Chief, Demographic Statistics, UNSD

  3.  1:20 - 1:27 pm Briefing on the "Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses" - Ms. Meryem Demirci, Interregional Adviser on Population and Housing Censuses, UNSD

  4.  1:27 - 1:47 pm Use of Information Technology in Egypt's 2017 Electronic Census - Mr. Salah Shahta, IT Consultant, Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt

  5.  1:47 - 2:07 pm Colombia's 2018 Electronic Census - Mr. Mauricio Perfetti del Corral, Director General, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (DANE), Colombia

  6.  2:07 - 2:13 pm Discussion

  7.  2:13 - 2:20 pm UNFPA's support to the 2020 Census Round - Ms. Rachel Snow, Chief, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division, UNFPA

  8.  2:20 - 2:27 pm CSPro: A CAPI Data Capture Solution for the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Censuses - Mr. Oliver P. Fischer, Assistant Division Chief, International Programs, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau

  9.  2:27 - 2:34 pm Survey Solutions CAPI/CAWI platform - Mr. Zurab Sajaia, Senior Economist, World Bank Data Group

  10.  2:34 - 2:41 pm The 2020 Round of Censuses in Latin America and the Caribbean: Potentials and limitations for measuring the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda and the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development - Mr. Paulo Murad Saad, Chief, Population Division, Centro Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Demografía (CELADE), UNECLAC

  11.  2:41 - 2:45 pm Discussion


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