A population and Housing Census in the making
Ghana is conducting a digitalized survey based Housing and Population Census for the first time and is also the first country to do so in West Africa.
7 September 2021 12:00
A cooperation between Statistics Denmark and Ghana Statistical Service aims at strengthening official statistics in Ghana. Therefore, Statistics Denmark follows the Housing and Population Census going on this year in the country. It is the first time ever that Ghana conducts a digitalized survey based Housing and Population Census and the first country to do so in West Africa.
A total of 75.000 enumerators have now completed the data collection for the census and the immense work around data cleaning, processing, analysis and publication has begun.
The next ambition is to strengthen the use of administrative data in the country. This will make it less expensive and labour intensive to conduct the next decennial census and ensure access to timely and accurate statistics for politicians and civilians alike.
Statistics Denmark is supporting this process and Ghana’s journey towards a modernized statistical infrastructure. Have a look at our newly produced video about the cooperation supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.dst.dk/en/consulting/projects/ghana-morocco-and-vietnam-2019-2022
Then have a glance at the newly published paper about the Strategic Sector Cooperation in GlobalNyt: https://globalnyt.dk/content/ghanas-hemmelige-vaaben-i-kampen-verdensmaalene-data
Want to know more?
Watch the video below about the Strategic Sector Cooperation in Ghana between Statistics Denmark and Ghana Statistical Service