Endowment​ ​of​ ​equipment​ ​and​ ​teaching materials​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Faculty​ ​of​ ​Medicine​ ​of Antananarivo​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Inter-Regional Paramedical​ ​Training​ ​Institute

2 February 2017

The official ceremony for the endowment of computer equipment in the framework of the preparation of the General Population and Habitat Census (RGPH) took place today at INSTAT Anosy, in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Planning , The Director of INSTAT, the UNDP Representative and the UNFPA Representative.

85 desktops and 250 tablets with a total value of USD 100,000 were officially handed over by UNDP to the government through INSTAT today. These materials were acquired as part of the joint project on the RGPH between UNDP and UNFPA in the presence of the Minister of the Economy and Planning, whose implementation UNFPA ensures. These materials will contribute to the mapping work according to the adapted methodology. 

The RGPH will allow us to have reliable data which will improve the knowledge of the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population of Madagascar and its dynamics and a better taking account of population issues in the design, formulation, implementation and evaluation of national and sectoral policies, programmes and poverty reduction strategies in Madagascar. 

Madagascar was able to successfully complete the pilot census in 2016. The large census mapping is scheduled for February 2017 and the enumeration is scheduled for October of this year.