Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on New Techniques in Conducting Population and Housing Censuses

Abu Dhabi 22-23 May 2006

Purpose and objectives

The meeting will review emerging alternatives in methodology and technology of population and housing censuses being adopted nationally and internationally.
Some of the issues to be addressed include census management, geo-coding, the new innovative approaches such as register-based approach and rolling censuses, census technology, and post enumeration technique.


The meeting will bring together the directors of population and housing censuses from the national statistical offices in ESCWA member countries to share their experiences in new approaches to carry out population censuses. Invited countries include Egypt Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Palestine and Yemen. Experts from the UN Statistics Division, and the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) will be invited to attend.

Date and venue

The meeting will be held in Abu Dhabi. Details on the venue will be communicated to you later.

Accommodation and travel arrangements

ESCWA will cover the participation of one representative from each of its member countries. Participants are requested to send copies of their passport to

Ms. Nadine Shaar
email: or
fax +961-1-981 510

in order to finalize the administrative arrangements concerning their travel. Other participants are expected to attend at their own expenses.


The working language is Arabic.



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