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Regional training workshop on population and housing census documentation and archiving scheduled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-16 December 2011!

The PARIS21 Secretariat and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are organizing a training workshop on the use of the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit. This workshop is conducted in the context of the joint OECD/PARIS21 – World Bank Accelerated Data Program (ADP, This workshop which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 12th to 16th December 2011. It is a practical follow-up of the "Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving for Africa" organized jointly by UNSD and ECA on 20-23 September 2011.

During the training, each participant will use the Toolkit to document one of his country’s recent Population and Housing Censuses (rounds 1990, 2000 and/or 2010). This training is organized for participants who have sufficient expertise in population and housing census implementation or data processing or analysis. The venue of the workshop will be the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa.

The IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit was developed by the International Household Survey Network to assist in the documentation, preservation and dissemination of survey, census and other microdata in accordance with international standards and best practices ( The Toolkit is used in more than 70 countries worldwide. This workshop is targeted at countries who have not documented and archives their most recent censuses.

Other such workshops will be conducted in other parts of the world in 2012.