10.07.2013

The PARIS21 Census task team has studied the problems of financing censuses from both developing country and donor perspectives and considered strategies for reducing census costs. Their conclusions were written up in a paper entitled "Population and Housing Censuses: A Funding Crisis?" that was presented at an international symposium on population censuses. The paper recommended the organisation of a follow-up meeting to systematically review ways of reducing census costs, while taking into account lessons learned and good practices. The government of South Africa agreed to host this meeting ("Mechanisms for Ensuring Continuity of 10-Year Population Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Censuses Costs"), which took place in Pretoria, from 26-29 November 2001, and was organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Pretoria meeting proposed that UNFPA/PARIS21, in collaboration with other partners, should focus on the following over the next two years: cross-country reviews, an assessment of existing materials, census advocacy tools, a good practice database, a census bulletin board, south–south co-operation, and donor co-operation. A follow-up to the November 2001 meeting was held from 10-12 November 2003 in Pretoria.


Documents
Final Report
Agenda
Welcoming Remarks by Trevor A Manuel, South African Minister of Finance
Opening Address: UNFPA
Opening Statement: PARIS21
RSA’s 2001 Census Methodology
Mobilising Support from Census Stakeholders
Mobilising Support for India’s Census: Constraints and Challenges
A critical appraisal of census costs
A Critical Appraisal of Census Costs (Presentation)
Funding Crisis in 2000 Census Round of Population Censuses
Censuses as source of poverty monitoring
Status of Censuses in SADC countries
Statuts des Recensements Généraux de la Population et de l’Habitation dans les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre
Challenges of census taking in China
Conducting censuses under adverse conditions: Challenges and Lessons Learned - Palestine
Preparation and conduct of the Population Census in Kyrgyzstan
Stratégies de Réduction des Coûts des Recensements Généraux de la Population et de l'Habitation en Afrique
Regional Census Strategies: Opportunities for Reducing Census Costs in the Small Pacific Islands
Nigeria’s Experience in Carrying Out a Post Enumeration Survey (PES): Implications for Census Cost Saving Strategies
Mobilising Resources for Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Census Costs: Perspective of Tanzania
Status of Namibia's 2001 Population and Housing Census
Making Censuses in Africa Cost Effective: Suggestions for Reflection
Mobilising Resources for Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Census Costs – Japan
Mobilising Resources for Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Census Costs - The Netherlands
Mobilising Resources for Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Census Costs - UK
Mobilising Resources for Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Census Costs, Persperctive of Donor Countries - USA
Strategies for reducing Census costs – Perspective of donor countries : European Union
Census and Household survey data for poverty mapping
Using Census Data in Emergency Situations: Mozambique’s Experience with Census 97
Using Census and Household Survey Data for Poverty Mapping and other Developmental Attributes
Priority Operational Research for Census Cost Saving Strategies
Population Census in Developing Countries: An alternative Strategy Combining Surveys and Censuses
Recensements de population dans les PVD: Pour un stratégie alternative combinant enquêtes et recensements
Reflections on Priority Research Needs
Perspectives des stratégies nationales pour la pérennisation et la réduction des coûts de recensements : Tchad
Mobilising Support for India’s Census - Constraints and Challenges (Presentation)
Funding Crisis in the 2000 Round of Population Censuses (Presentation)
Experiences of Western and Central Africa on Planning the Process
Conducting Census Under Adverse Conditions; Challenges and Lessons Learned (Presentation)
Regional Experiences of Western and Central Africa
Making Censuses in Africa Cost Effective: Suggestions for Reflection (Presentation)
Development of Censuses in Europe and Development for EC Statistical Co-operation
Using Census and Household Survey Data for Poverty Mapping and other Developmental Attributes
Priority Operational Research For Census Cost Saving Strategies: Co-Operative Relay Censuses