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Implementing 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses


  • Wednesday, 6 MAR 2019
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm
  • Conference Room 4

Meeting organized by United Nations Statistics Division

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 for improving the effectiveness of census operations as well as for improving the quality of census results. Integrating geospatial information with census data provides many benefits for supporting and monitoring field enumeration and enhancing the usability and accessibility of census results. Geocoded census data allows NSOs improving analytical power of census data for producing policy-oriented information disaggregated by a wide range of topics and also for integration of different data sources. The side event will feature the experience of Malawi, Brazil, Philippine and United States.

    Provisional Programme


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

  2.  1:20 - 1:40 pm Briefing on the work of ICCC members to support population and housing censuses in the 2020 round
    Mr. Srdjan Mrkic, Chief, Demographic Statistics, UNSD
    Mr. Tapiwa Jhamba, Senior Technical Adviser, UNFPA
    Mr. Oliver P. Fischer, Assistant Division Chief, International Programs Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
    Mr. Olivier Dupriez, Lead Statistician, Development Data Group, World Bank

  3.  1:40 - 1:50 pm Use of tablets for data collection in Malawi's 2018 geo-referenced census
    Mercy Kanyuka, Commissioner of Statistics (Head of National Statistical Office) of Malawi

  4.  1:50 - 2:00 pm Paradata as data source for census data collection monitoring: Brazilian census of agriculture case
    Mr. Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos, Senior Researcher, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

  5.  2:00 - 2:05 pm Remarks on geo-enablement of statistics in the 2020 round and beyond
    Ms. Linda Peters, ESRI

  6.  2:05 - 2:15 pm Geo-enablement of Statistics in the 2020 Round and Beyond
    Ms. Rosalinda Bautista, Deputy National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

  7.  2:15 - 2:25 pm The Role of Geospatial Data and Geographic Information Systems in a Reengineered Decennial Census
    Mr. Michael Ratcliffe, Assistant Division Chief for Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality, Geography Division, US Census Bureau

  8.  2:25 - 2:30 pm Discussion



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