Feedback on Draft Report

Published : 15 December 2021

The Government of Pakistan intends to conduct the 7th Population & Housing Census next year. To conduct a successful Digital Census and to avoid complications, system failures in the adoption of technologies, prudent planning and an extensive roadmap is necessary. Therefore, there was a need to conduct a detailed study of the modern technologies being adopted by the countries and regions for conducting the census digitally and the mechanism’s adopted for its foolproof conduct.

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI) in collaboration with UNDP has completed a draft study on the Digital Population and Housing Census of Pakistan.

The study was conducted with the following three key objectives:

1. To conduct a detailed comparative analysis of the countries (regionally/Globally) regarding mode of data collection for census and the mechanisms adopted along with identifications of their limitations. This analysis will also show the best regional/global digital census practices.
2. To devise the strategy for the conduct of the next census digitally in Pakistan. The strategy will have details of the complete infrastructure design and clear identification of technological hazards to be faced in conducting the conduct of the census digitally. Accordingly, the strategy will have a Risk Management component to address potential issues.
3. To devise a detailed action plan along with its assumptions, responsible stakeholders and their responsibilities for the adoption of modern data collection & monitoring mechanisms to improve data quality and its timelines.

The draft study is attached herewith and can also be accessed at:

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Kindly make it convenient to go through the draft study and provide your valuable suggestions/expert opinion, preferably by Thursday, December 23, 2021.

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