The official handing-over ceremony of equipment for conducting of the population and housing census 2020 took place in Dushanbe
Under the frame of the new project – “Strengthening Demographic Statistics in Tajikistan”, funded by the Government of the Russian Federation, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) transferred 420 tablets, 100 notebooks and 80 multifunction printers to the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for the needs of the upcoming Population and Housing Census.
The event was attended by Consul Ambassador of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Tajikistan Shamil Foatovich Shamsutdinov, Director Statistical Agency under President of the Republic of Tajikistan Hasanzoda Gulnora Kenja, staff of these institutions and representatives of the media. .
It should be noted that in the framework of the upcoming 2020 Population and Housing Census, three types of data collection would be used. . The paper-based questionnaires predominantly will be used in the rural areas, while internet and tablet based questionnaires will be used in the cities of the country.
The main goal of the project is identify/address demographic data related gaps and improve data use for planning, programming, budgeting and investments.
The Government of the Russian Federation has allocated $ 2.15 million to support this project.
Hasanzoda Gulnora Kenja, Director of the Agency for Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the republic's statistics authorities, expressed gratitude to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Government of the Russian Federation and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for providing technical support in conducting a population and housing census in 2020.