Presentation on theme: "Using Census Data in Emergency Situations: Mozambique’s Experience with Census 97 João Dias Loureiro Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) Christopher."— Presentation transcript:
Using Census Data in Emergency Situations: Mozambique’s Experience with Census 97 João Dias Loureiro Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) Christopher Corlett U.S. Census Bureau
Mozambique 1997 Census Census 97 national results released in late 1999 floods in Gaza and Inhambane – February 2000 Census was the only source of information for lowest geographical levels but … Census results were only published by province/district/admin post/locality; not village in fact, a complete list of the approximately 10,000 villages did not even exist at the time
Mozambique 1997 Census INE organized an emergency mobilization: –30 clerks (former data entry operators) –1 month of work –analyzed census maps, determined a single lat/long coordinate for each village –information was verified, then put into ArcView GIS –male/female population, number of households also –overlaid with flood impact data from sat. imagery –coordinated with WFP, funded by GOM+USAID Result: a very good estimate of the number of people affected by the floods
Villages in the flood inundation area Marracuene District
Mozambique 1997 Census Political impact: everyone saw how important the census was for Mozambique Humanitarian impact: the census saved lives This is an example of census advocacy: it won’t be as difficult to get funding for Census 2007 This can be considered a good example of how census data is the best (and only) source of small area data.
Mozambique 1997 Census Didn’t involve high-tech solution, but applied all the resources used during the census to get results quickly and with a limited budget. Subsequent work has refined the spatial data, using GPS, etc. (examples: land-mine locations can be layered on top of population data, thematic atlas, poverty mapping).