The Statistics Division at ESCWA has the pleasure to present the e-publication on "Arab Register of Censuses and Surveys".

The Statistics Division is one of the main substantive programmes of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which was established on 9 August 1973. ESCWA aims at supporting economic and social development in the region. Distinguished by the power to convene, the Commission provides a regional forum for coordination and forging of common positions among its member countries.

ESCWA, as part of its mission to facilitate regional cooperation and integration, has prepared this e-publication to provide up-to-date register of censuses and surveys implemented in all the Arab countries. The e-publication consolidates information and provide an insight on types and periodicity of surveys and censuses conducted in the region.

The e-publication will be maintained and further developed and updated on a yearly basis upon receipt of new information, comments and feedback from the Arab countries.

We hope this e-publication will be useful to all.

Juraj Riecan
Director, Statistics Division

ESCWA staff efforts, Ms. Neda Jafar assisted by Mr. Roy Doumit from the Statistics Division have resulted in the issuance of this e-publication

Contact Information
For further information, inquiries or remarks, you may wish to contact the Statistics Division by e-mail:,,
Telephone: +961-1-981 310, or fax:+961-1-981 510

Note: The information in the e-publication will be updated beginning of each year.








Released 15 May 2013
Last update 30 March 2013

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