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Ethiopia’s 2019 census

NEBE chairwoman Birtuka Mideksa gave press briefing on a number of issues related to the new electoral law, reform within the NEBE and election 2020 Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, September 05/2019 - Despite complaints from the Joint Council of Political Parties, representing 107 opposition parties,

Yohannes Kinfu (PHD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 05/2019 - The coming Sunday, the 7th of April 2019, was meant to be the census date for Ethiopia's 4th population and housing census (henceforth the census), but the federal government has postponed it indefinitely three weeks

Major cities in Ethiopia are experiencing an unprecedented boom in population sizes 

Yordanos Seifu Estifanos, For Addis Standard

Addis Abeba, December 18/2018 – Population and housing census is one of the main sources of data on vital statistics ranging from birth to death. It is used as a basis for many social and economic projections, trend analyses, national planning, budget allocations or what have you. Researches also benefit from the availability of compatible data; and surveys, such as the Labor Force Survey, use census as base value to frame their sampling. Census is also the source for data on otherwise overlooked conditions like disability, making it the most common basis for macro level economic and social researches. Now imagine research findings that are based on wrong or inadequate data, and subsequent policies that are based on such inputs; it’d be a snowballing disaster.