Posted on July 29, 2017

The Coordination Joint Committee between the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) and the Source Entities for Data Census Project held its first meeting as part of preparations for the General Population & Housing Census 2020 at the ministry's headquarters on Thursday.

The meeting brought together 35 representatives of data source entities at ministries and government institutions as well a number of stakeholders at MDPS. Participants reviewed the goals and working mechanisms of the project, which will be implemented based on data source entities' records. The meeting also discussed the mechanism of providing, upgrading and linking data to the unified database at MDPS. They stressed the importance of the census at the national level in terms of providing a comprehensive database for population, housing and buildings, calling on coordinators to exert the necessary efforts to carry out the census according to the approved plan.