International Commission will monitor the development of the population and housing census in 2022

The Economic Commission for Latin America (Cepal), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank (WB), the Financial Fund for the Development of the Basin Countries del Plata (Fonplata) is responsible for the development of the National Population and Accompany the housing census in Bolivia, which is to be carried out in November 2022.

The commission was formed after a meeting between the Minister for Development Planning, Gabriela Mendoza, together with the Director of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Humberto Arandia, and the Deputy Minister for Public Investment and External Funding, Marcelo Laura, with the representatives of the organizations.

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The aim of the participation of international organizations is to guarantee the “transparency, quality and suitability” of the census. At the meeting it was agreed that the Ministry of Development Planning would lead this commission through the Vice Ministry of Planning and Coordination, according to a press release.

The National Population and Housing Census is scheduled for November 16 next year.

This process consists of three phases (before, during and after the registration day) and one of the most important chapters will be the mapping update.

The last census carried out in Bolivia was on November 21, 2012. That year, the country’s population reached 10,059,856, with the highest population density in the departments of La Paz and Santa Cruz.

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