The African census programme as a source of demographic data
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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When one considers the importance of up-to-date and reliable demographic data for practically all programmes of economic and social, development, the impact of the African Census Programmes on national and regional development programmes over, the next few years can be appreciated.Of the 41 African State which are , member of ECA, 24, have taken censuses of their population since 1966, but the remaining 17 countries have never had a full scaie population census under the African Census Programme, 19 countries are definitely planning to take censuses of, their population during the next two years and two others may take censuses which were originally scheduled for 1972, For 15 of these countries, this will be the first complete ,census in the counties history.