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How Mali engaged with civil society to leave no one behind in its census design

Census data provide vital information about populations: who they are, where they live, what needs they have. For governments, international organisations and wider society, obtaining accurate and timely information is paramount. For national statistics offices, who are in charge of the census process, the challenge to ensure that no one is left out of the data begins in the planning process. Mali’s Instat recently engaged with civil society to ensure that populations who are most at risk of being left behind where not missed in the data.
A collage of four pictures showing participants at the Census Data Communications Workshop in Mali