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Regional training on documenting and archiving of Population and Housing Censuses held in Manila, 18-22 June 2012

The “Regional training on documenting and archiving of Population and Housing Censuses” was held in Manila, Philippines, on 18-22 June 2012. Organized jointly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP), the workshop was geared towards promoting good documentation and archiving of population and housing censuses - to increase its use and promote its accessibility.
Participants came from different parts of Asia including Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam. Philippines also sent representatives to join the workshop.
The participants were welcomed with messages from ADB Vice President Mr. Stephen P. Groff, by the Paris21 Manager Mr. Johannes Jutting, and UNSIAP Director Mrs. Margarita Guerrero. The opening ceremony was chaired by Mr. Douglas Brooks, ADB Assistant Chief Economist from the Development Indicators and Policy Research Division.
Presentations were given by Mr. François Fonteneau on the ADP support available for improving microdata management, by Ms. Margarita Guerrero and Ms. Dalisay Maligalig on the importance of quality documentation within the National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) and in policy analysis, respectively. Documentation of the Philippines’ 2007 Population and Housing Census was presented by Ms. Minerva Eloisa Esquivias of the Philippine National Statistics Office to share their experience in institutionalizing documentation and archiving.
All participants managed to document their latest census, some follow-up Technical Assistance at the national level has been requested and is being discussed.