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Census Dates  September 2010, or  Six months after elections to ensure smooth conduct free from any political clashes.

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2 Census Dates  September 2010, or  Six months after elections to ensure smooth conduct free from any political clashes

3 Planning  Update of household listing  Update of village lists  Update of EA and CA Maps  Office set up – Regional Offices Set up (8 regions) – District Census Offices Set up (398 districts)  International Consultants Recruitment – Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Expert – Capacity Building Advisor

4  Security Assessment  Preparation of strategies for security compromised areas  Transport plan – Preparation of Transportation Requirements and Strategy – Preparation of Air and Ground Transport Contracts for Deliveries of Census Materials

5  Publicity plan – Development of Media Communication Packages – Delivery of Media Communication Packages – First Media Wave – 2nd Media Wave – 3rd Media Wave  Procurement plan and Requirements – Finalization and Approval of General Procurement Requirements including ICT – Delivery – Quality check – Inventory and Storage in Kabul Main Warehouse

6  Training plan – Statistical Data analysis and interpretation – Refresher training on Cartography and GIS staff for mapping – Training of Regional Master Trainers, Senior Master Trainers, Provincial Statistics Officers on Census at CSO, Kabul – Training of District Trainers, District Census Officers, and their Deputies, and Provincial Staff in 34 CSO Provincial Offices – Training of Enumerators and Controllers in the District Offices – Editors, Coders and Data Entry Operators Training – Training of Database, Data Entry and IT section staff in CSPro and in other RDBMS – Training of CSO staff in SPSS, STATA software for data analysis

7  Census Instruments – Pre- testing of Questionnaires – Pre - testing of manuals and forms – Finalization and Printing of Questionnaires, Forms and EN,CN, PSO and DSO manuals – Review of Census tables with key stakeholders – Finalization of Census tabulation plan – Revision and finalization of data entry code book

8  Pilot Census  Appointment of Enumerators and Controllers – Completion of Enumerators’ and Controllers’ lists – Notification of Enumerators and Controllers with Official Letters  Manual Editing and coding plan – Geographic ID codes check, manual editing and coding shall be done prior to data entry and further computer processing

9  Data Processing plan – Data Entry Operators Editors and Coders recruitment – Development of data dictionary for the record layout of housing and household questionnaire – Development of CSPro based data entry system to include data verification and range checks. Around 150 microcomputers will be available to capture the Census data – Development of computer data editing and imputation procedures and programs – Preparation of computer programs for tabulation

10  Data dissemination plan – Print: a) One volume of report for Afghanistan and one each for the 34 provinces (these include tables and analysis) b) Other print census dissemination products according to type of users (brochures, press releases, newspapers, etc) – TV and radio: announcements, plugs, interviews shall be scheduled highlighting the results of the census – Workshop/Fora: presentation of census results

11 – Utilization of census data through Research – Thematic maps and digital GIS databases will be done and will be properly disseminated to concerned users  Data storage and Management  Data dissemination plan

12 Total budget for the census The estimated budget for the entire 4 year program is approximately US $ 69 million

13 Difficulties/Challenges  Security issue – About 39.97% of the districts have Security problem – Consultation with governors and other local authorities that was done in 34 provinces 10 provinces revealed security problems of different degrees  Funding gap There was a short fall of funds in 2008. The activities that will be funded are the following : – Recruitment and payments of functionaries – Printing of census materials – Setting up of District Census Offices – Transport of census materials – Media outreach – Data entry processing and analysis – Publication and dissemination of results

14  Voter’s registration – Voter’s registration has been scheduled in 2008 – Registration is a political process and may affect the security of people who will be conducting the Census and as well as the cooperation of respondents  Elections (presidential and parliamentary) – Elections are political process and may affect the quality of the Census Difficulties/Challenges

15 Methodology  Enumerators will visit every household in every settlement in Afghanistan  Will include the nomadic population of Afghanistan  Will include population in institutional living quarters  Will include those Afghans in diplomatic posts assigned outside Afghanistan

16 Technology Mapping :  Use of ArcGIS Desk Top 9.1 Software.  Use of ArcGIS Desk Top 9.2 Software.  Use of very high Resolution Quick Bird satellite Imagery which was acquired for the thirty four provincial centers for Nahia, CA and EA delineation (Resolution color 2 meter black and white 0.6 meter).  ArcGIS server Arc SDE for GIS Database.  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.

17 Data Capture:  Traditional Data Entry  CSPro software (public open license by US Census Bureau) for data entry and verification  Appropriate data processing software for tabulations and data analysis  Appropriate project management software for progress monitoring

18 Afghanistan Population and Housing Census in 2010 involve: – Data processing for over 28 million population. – To be collected from about 5 million households – Covering more than 21,000 EAs – Situated across a geographical spread of 34 provinces, 364 Districts, 34 provincial capitals, and over 42,000 villages – Requiring a composite data processing cycle involving: a) Housing data ( housing type, facilities, etc), and b) Population enumeration data (Demographic, social, cultural and economic structure of population )

19 Thank you

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