The staff of the Central Statistics Agency, affiliated to the Ministry of Planning, began implementing the sixth electronic census experiment in Dohuk province in Kurdistan Region.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Planning, Abdul-Zahra Al-Hindawi, said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) today, Friday: “This experiment is the sixth after five experiments previously carried out in the governorates of Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Anbar and Karbala,” noting that “these experiments come based on the directives of the Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, President of the Supreme Census Authority, in the context of testing the technical capabilities associated with the General Population and Housing Census form, and the use of tablets in implementing the electronic census”.
He explained that "The field researchers, who are conducting the experiment, were trained extensively before the start of the experiment," noting that "the experiment lasts for two weeks, and has two stages, the limiting and numbering stage, and the counting stage."
Al-Hindawi called, "Families in the areas covered by the experiment to cooperate with researchers by providing the correct data for family members," stressing that the census will be for purely developmental purposes, because it will provide a comprehensive and complete database on the reality of life, which helps in drawing up economic plans and policies based on accurate statistical indicators.
He also pointed out that "the next experiment will be in Diwaniyah before the end of this year, followed by other experiments in the remaining provinces."