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Report
First
Al Khawarezmi Conference
in the Arab Region
6-8 December 2010
Doha, Qatar
UNFPA Role in
Population Data
Abdallah Zoubi
PD Adviser
Arab States Regional Office
(ASRO)
UNFPA Position on Data
• Since its establishment in 1969, UNFPA paid
due attention to data collection, analysis,
dissemination and utilization in development
processes.
• This position emerged from its MANDATE in
promoting DATA as a requirement for
development planning, monitoring and
evaluation.
UNFPA Past and current support to DC
• Shouldered the responsibility of financing
and providing technical assistance and
building national capacity of the first
population census in most countries that did
not have a census before.
• Extended its support to global and regional
data collection beyond censuses;
• WFS initiated in early 1970s (42 countries
world-wide);
• NHSCP 1980s,
• PAPCHILD late 80s to late 90s,
• PAPFAM since 2001.
• Partnership with DHS
Areas of focus:
• Demographics
•Gender
•Reproductive health
• Young People
PLUS:
• Housing and living conditions;
•Socioeconomic;
As well, UNFPA supported
• Administrative record statistics/ vital
registration and statistics
• RAPID assessment surveys
• Qualitative research
And;
Long term capacity development
• Establishing regional Demographic Centers
• Long term fellowships; Master and Ph.D. in
recognized Universities world -wide
Current Modalities of Support
to Censuses and Surveys
• UNFPA continued to support population
censuses and surveys, adjusting
modalities to cope with accumulated
national, regional and global experiences
and with emerging national needs
• Assisting countries in resource mobilization
• Advocacy and policy Dialogue
• Building and expanding partnerships with
development partners
• Enhancing SOUTH-SOUTH Cooperation
• TA & Building national and regional
capacities
At the regional level,
• UNFPA works with regional partners to
build capacities of specialized Task Forces
in various areas of data related issues;
• Data Processing, in-depth analysis and
policy oriented data analysis, population
projections, etc.
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