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Regional training workshop on population and housing census documentation and archiving held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-16 December 2011

Country / Regional Activity: Global
Date of Event: 08/12/2011

The PARIS21 Secretariat and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) undertook a training workshop on the use of the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit. This workshop was conducted in the context of the joint OECD/PARIS21 – World Bank Accelerated Data Program (ADP, This workshop which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 12th to 16th December 2011. It provided a practical follow-up of the "Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving for Africa" organized jointly by UNSD and ECA on 20-23 September 2011.

During the training, each participant used the Toolkit to document one example of a country’s recent Population and Housing Censuses (rounds 1990, 2000 and/or 2010). This training was organized for participants who have sufficient expertise in population and housing census implementation or data processing or analysis. The workshop was held at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa.

The IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit was developed by the International Household Survey Network to assist in the documentation, preservation and dissemination of survey, census and other microdata in accordance with international standards and best practices ( The Toolkit is used in more than 70 countries worldwide. This workshop is targeted at countries who have not documented and archives their most recent censuses.

Similar workshops will be conducted in other parts of the world in 2012.