Demographic training and research in Africa review and prospects
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In many developing countries including those in Africa the importance of demographic training and research has been well organized. The growing recognition that population variables should be integrated into socio – economic development planning has given impetus to the collection, analysis and publication data for effective planning. The perception of rapid population growth as one of the obstacles to the attainment of developmental goals prompted the establishment of institutions for demographic training and research in many parts of the world. In Africa the problem of acute shortage of trained demographers and statisticians who would collect and analyze demographic data underlined the urgent need to establish national regional facilities for demographic training and research.