UNFPA in Afghanistan
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC & ECONOMIC SURVEY (SDES)
A Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) is a population analysis based on complete and accurate information on the size, age and sex composition, marital status of the population as well as educational characteristics such as school attendance, educational attainment, and literacy; the SDES collects data on the economic status of the population by asking usual occupation, and employment status and on population movements (migration); functional difficulty, fertility particulars, and mortality, household and housing characteristics.
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY IN GHOR AND DAIKUNDI PROVINCE
"With the generous financial support of the people of Japan, the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan (CSO) with the technical support of UNFPA, has implemented the first provincial Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES). At present, the survey is completed in Bamiyan province and ongoing in Ghor and Daikundi provinces" said Dr. Laurent Zessler, UNFPA Afghanistan Representative. Read more
UNFPA GOES TO GHOR PROVINCE FOR THE SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY OFFICIAL LAUNCH
"The survey that CSO inaugurates today is an important step forward to collect information about growth, movements, structures, living conditions, and spatial distribution of the country's population which is vital for relevant policy formulation, planning and implementation, and for monitoring and evaluation. With about 2,500 Surveyors, Controllers, Assistant District Statistics Officers, and Assistant Cartographers who will be hired in the different districts of Ghor province, the Socio - Demographic and Economic survey is also a job and learning opportunity" said Dr. Laurent Zessler, UNFPA Country Representative. Read more
MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF STATISTICS IN AFGHANISTAN
The Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan (CSO) and the United Nations population fund (UNFPA) releases the Socio Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) results of Bamiyan province... Read more
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW AGREEMENT FOR THE SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY IN GOHR AND DAIKUNDI PROVINCE
Kabul, Afghanistan - The Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Reiichiro Takahashi, and the UNFPA Representative, Dr. Laurent Zessler signed an agreement for 11.4 million USD to support the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan. The agreement refers primarily to the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) implementation in Ghor and Daikundi Province. Read more
BAMYAN IS THE FIRST PROVINCE IN AFGHANISTAN TO UNDERTAKE LARGE SCALE SURVEY
"Population dynamics - including changing population size, structure and distribution, involving fertility, mortality and migration, among others - influence every aspect of social and economic development. Generating, analyzing and disseminating population data is critical for good governance and helps establish sound and successful development policies and programmes. The United Nations Population Fund is pleased to see this Socio-Demographic & Economic Survey taking place here in Bamyan province and we are proud to see the unique employment opportunities this large scale survey is creating for the people of Bamyan" said Mr. Arie Hoekman, UNFPA Representative. Read more
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY: THE KICK OF A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BE COUNTED - AUGUST 2011
A delegation from CSO, UNFPA and the Embassy of Japan arrived in Bamyan on 3 August 2011 to inaugurate the launch of the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) in the province. Government officials, UN agencies and the media were invited, along with 200 of the data collectors who had been recently recruited from the province. Read more
THE SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY IN BAMYAN INSPIRES DEBATE ON DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN
Tolo TV, the most popular television in Afghanistan, realized a documentary on the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey in Bamyan with the editorial support of UNFPA. Read more
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY: DATA COLLECTORS TRAINING
One of the largest operations ever to be conducted in the mountainous province of Bamyan has just kicked off this week. Three weeks prior to this, over 500 residents of Bamyan were recruited and trained to be data collectors for the Socio-Demographic & Economic Survey.
"Before this project arrived in our district we were all unemployed youth, so this has provided us with a great opportunity to not only earn money but to develop our skills for future work", Read more
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY:
THE KICK OF A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BE COUNTED - AUGUST 2011
A delegation from CSO, UNFPA and the Embassy of Japan arrived in Bamyan on 3 August 2011 to inaugurate the launch of the Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) in the province.
Government officials, UN agencies and the media were invited, along with 200 of the data collectors who had been recently recruited from the province. Read more
COMMUNICATE THE SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC SURVEY IN THE BAMYAN PROVINCE
A communications strategy was formed with the aim to ensure that the population of Bamyan was sufficiently informed of the SDES exercise in their area and to allow for access to enumerators supervisors and other CSO and UNFPA staff.
A TV and radio spot was produced and aired for six weeks, starting two weeks before the start of the enumeration on various local TV and radio stations in Bamyan. Read more