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Population Census 2014


Initiative timeframe: 2013/2014

Total initiative costs

€ 1,250,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 1,250,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 19.11.2015


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nationwide census

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The nationwide census, held from 30 March to 11 April 2014 by the Ministry of Immigration and Population, aims to provide accurate socio-economic data that is essential to the formulation of development policies, evidence-based decision-making and to facilitate the ongoing reform process. This exercise is particularly relevant since the last nationwide census carried out in Myanmar dates back to 1983. The census was supported by UNFPA, which ensured a correct implementation by providing technical assistance on issues such as accuracy and reliability of the data, level of awareness among stakeholders and ability of the authorities to use the data. About 100.000 data collectors, mostly students and teachers previously trained, together with 25,000 supervisors, surveyed 80,577 areas out of the 81,744 established. Due to preexisting tensions which slowed down operations, data collection in some areas of Kachin, Kayin and Rakhine has been protracted until 14 June 2014. read more close

Main outcome

To support the Ministry of Immigration and Population for the correct completion of the Population Census 2014, with the purpose of providing the Government with updated socio-economic data necessary for evidence-based decision making and the formulation of correct development policies.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010207
Purpose Statistical capacity building
Sector Other Social Infrastructure & Services


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Immigration and Population
Other financiers Apart from the Italian Contribution, the 2014 National Census benefits from contribution by the governments of Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States


The beneficiaries of the Census will be one the one hand the Myanmar authorities, who will be able to formulate evidence-based national policies, on the other the whole population of Myanmar, who will benefit from this soundly informed decision-making process.

Title € Committed € Used
Population census 2014 650,000 650,000

Tensions and active fighting in some areas due to longstanding confrontation between the central government and ethnic groups.

Because of active fighting, data collectors faced difficulties in reaching some areas in Kachin, Kayin and Shan states.

Actions taken

Data collection lasted until 14 June in order to complete operations which had been slowed down due to existing tensions in these areas.


Status Ongoing
Type Contributions
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation