Haiti to conduct population census in 2018

Author:  Edited from CMC
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti has announced plans to conduct a census that will determine the size of its population, as well as provide an opportunity for the authorities to determine the level of poverty, employment and other social indicators in the French-speaking Caribbean community (CARICOM) country.

populationThe Haitian Institute of Statistics and Information (IHSI) said the fifth General Census of Population and the Habitat is scheduled to begin in Oct. 2018 under the theme “Resansman popilasyon an se zafè nou tout, ann pote kole”.

It said the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), one of the partners in the census, will provide technical assistance, support for national capacity building, coordination among partners and management of the allocated fund.

The $30 million project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, Global Affairs-Canada and Haiti’s government.

IHSI said that a pilot phase will be carried out partially in four departments, namely Artibonite, Grand’Anse, West and South, by Feb. 2018 in order to test and improve the device to be used in the census.

The last census was conducted here in 2003.