BL-T1103 : Support for Preparing the 2020 Population and Housing Census
Project Status: Implementation
To contribute to the strengthening of Statistical Institute of Belize's statistical capacity to produce quality socio-economic and demographic data, in terms of reliability, timeliness and relevance. A population census is the single most comprehensive data collection exercise a country can undertake, as it allows the opportunity to garner data from every member of the population on a wide variety of topics. Census data provide government and other decision makers with the bases on which to formulate policies and make long-term plans for the development of the country, especially as it relates to demographic, social and economic issues. In addition to policy makers, the census provides an excellent source of information for public, private, international organizations, researchers, academicians and the general public. The census serves as the reference point for statistics produced during the intercensal period, provides the most complete sample frame for household sample surveys, and is the backbone of the national statistical system. Components of the TC with the SIB include: i) improving census maps through satellite imagery; ii) providing training and piloting of electronic collection of census data; iii) training in data analysis.