Mozambique is gearing towards a nationwide population census in the first two weeks of August 2017.
Facilitated by the country’s National Statistics Institute (INE), about 100,000 people have been recruited to collect data from all households around the country, the INE announced.
The data to be gathered will include age, sex, relationship status, places of residence among other economic indicators.
The 2017 census will for the first time utilize digital technology in information gathering and processing, the INE announced.
The government is being supported with logistics, training and funding by the international community including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UK’s DFID, Italian Cooperation, the World Bank among others.
Mozambique’s population in the last census conducted 10 years ago was 22.19 million. The population is expected to hit 29 million at the end of the process in August.