The event was held at Taluqan in Takhar province in the presence of provincial governor and senior officials of the CSO. (Photo: UNFPA)
The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) with technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)on Monday released the roll-out of the socio-demographic and economic survey (SDES) in northeastern Takhar province.
The event was held atTaluqan in the presence of provincial governor and senior officials of the CSO, a statement issued by the UNFPA said.
“It is a pleasure for us to launch the SDES in Takhar province,” said Haseebullah Mowahed, deputy president general of CSO, during the ceremony.
The survey will collect “key information about the social and economic status” of people in Takhar, which will be essential to address the key development issues in the province “through evidence-based policies and programs.
“We would like to take this opportunity to call for the support of people in Takhar to participate in this survey and guarantee its success,” Mr. Mowahed said.
Takhar is the eighth province in Afghanistan where this survey is being conducted which covers every single household and all other establishments where people live or work
Takhar is the eighth province in Afghanistan where this survey is being conducted which covers every single household and all other establishments where people live or work.
The survey, the statement said, will follow different stages: mapping of the province, data collection, data entry and data analysis.
“The findings of the survey will provide up-to-date and accurate information on the number of households in the province, age and sex distribution of household members, and information about education, health, employment and other socio-economic information. The data collected from the survey will be analyzed in a provincial report to be launched in near future,” reads the statement.
“CSO has developed the required expertise to successfully conduct SDES. Hopefully by 2018, all provinces in Afghanistan will be covered by this survey,” said Dr. Bashir Najeeb, UNFPA population and development officer.
“For the people of Takhar this is an opportunity to assist CSO in successfully completing this data collection exercise,” he added.
Since 2011, UNFPA has supported the CSO to conduct the provincial level socio-demographic and economic survey (SDES)
Since 2011, UNFPA has supported the CSO to conduct the provincial level socio-demographic and economic survey (SDES).
Bamiyan was the first province to conduct the SDES, followed by Ghor and Daikundi in 2012. The survey has also been done in Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa and Samangan provinces.
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