UNFPA, in partnership with the PARIS21 Census Task Team and Statistics South Africa, and in cooperation with the US Bureau of Census and DFID, organised an International Expert Group Seminar on Population Census Data Dissemination and Use held on 10-12 November 2003, in the Saint Georges Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. The meeting, a follow-up to the November 2001 UNFPA/PARIS21 International Expert Group Meeting, was hosted by South Africa.
The objectives of the meeting were to:
- review national and international experiences and best practices in census data dissemination and use in the 2000 round of censuses;
- establish ways to establish partnerships between users and producers with a view to maximizing the better and wider use of census data; and
- ensure that quality and timely population-based data are disseminated and used for national planning, poverty reduction strategies, monitoring of national and international development goals.