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Saturday October 31, 2020

PHC 2021 Newsletter 1 - Know Your Census Team

Ghana is preparing to undertake its sixth post-independence census (after the 1960, 1970, 1984, 2000, and 2010 censuses) and its third Population and Housing Census (PHC) . The 2021 Population and Housing Census scheduled to take place in April and May next year will be the first digital census in Ghana. It will involve the use of Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing devices (tablets) for electronic data capture and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS) for recording coordinates of structures as recommended by the United Nations. Collecting data on tablets and syncing that data daily to the server is an efficient data collection strategy that minimises the time spent processing data and allows for realtime data quality monitoring while the GPS records ensure that there is complete coverage of all structures, households and localities.

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