The 2014 Population and Housing Census of Myanmar (March 30-April 10, 2014) Communication Unit, LWF Myanmar, Yangon Population Census? • A snapshot of a country at a particular moment in time • Socio-economic and demographic information • 29th of March 2014 • Pilot census including 12,000 households and 50,000 individuals from 30th March to 10th April 2013 Why? • Ongoing reforms and good governance • To develop appropriate policies and programmes for the improvement of living standards of all people in the country History • 1983 • Almost 30 years • (10) years Who will be counted? • All persons present on the 29th March 2014 in Myanmar regardless of citizenship or where they are • The ones who are died after the census night • Myanmar citizens who are living abroad including Myanmar ambassadors Who will not be counted? • The baby who is delivered after the census night • Foreign ambassadors and their families who are working in Myanmar e.g Census Categories • • • • Regular households Institution or collective households Special population groups In temporary shelter How will census be done? • People will be counted where they are at a particular point in time. “census night” • Interview takes approximately 25 minutes • Enumerators will inform to each household in advance • The household registration list The Census Law • Confidentiality • Participating in the census is a civic duty • As a respondent, the Census Law enacted in July 2013 protects you (vice versa) What information will the census provide? Education (literacy rate, education level, etc.) Health (Mortality & fertility) Employment Empowerment of women (access to education, work, social amenities, etc.) • Housing • • • • Your role 1) Know the correct information about census to convey to the general public 2) Create general awareness of the census among people 3) Make people understand the census and overcome any misconceptions 4) Be ready for any questions by general public 5) Serve as good example/role model for the accuracy, reliability and acceptability of census Publication of results • Preliminary results in August 2014 • Main result in first quarter of 2015 • Analytical reports from November, 2015 onwards Census in Numbers • Budget for the census is approximately USD 60 million • 100,000 enumerators, 20,000 supervisors and 5,000 trainers • Census questionnaire contains around 41 questions (Myanmar and English) • Pamphlets have been prepared in 17 local languages www.dop.gov.mm http://myanmar.unfpa.org/census A Nation-wide Census! Let us all Participate ၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿ. ၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿ ၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿၿ.