Qatar a pioneer in applying know-how in census: PSA President

Doha: President of the Planning and Data Authority (PSA) H E Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed

Doha: President of the Planning and Data Authority (PSA) H E Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit affirmed that the State of Qatar has scored an vital achievement and has a groundbreaking working experience in the on the net census, to turn into at the forefront of nations around the world that adopt new technologies to total the comprehensive census venture in accordance to the best global standards.

In an interview with Qatar Information Agency (QNA), His Excellency stated that the digital census is carried out in conjunction with the subject census, which is also employs the remarkably highly developed systems represented in handheld devices directly joined to administrative information and devices that enable the enumerator to comprehensive the details needed with ease, precision and entire confidentiality.

He pointed out that much more than 190,000 folks concluded their information electronically via the digital website link www.psa.gov.qa/census2020.aspx, and they entirely don’t need to have to be frequented by discipline enumerator. This is a quite fantastic number, and we glance forward to raising the figures on the electronic census inside the remained coming days of the census, he added.

He also stressed that the technological infrastructure in the Condition of Qatar is enormously innovative, which allowed the PSA to apply the Qatar 2020 census venture in an ideal and exceptional way even when when compared with highly developed international locations in this subject. We have advanced methods when speaking about a technology-centered census, but at the similar time we are looking ahead to better development, he explained.

The on the web census is the census of the foreseeable future and all nations are racing to establish this style of census, but there are variations in the methodologies of conducting the census, some rely on the census by sample, and some carry out a total census that incorporates each facility, developing, housing unit and family members so that the information is much more thorough and contemporary, and this is the type authorized in Qatar, he extra. 

He pointed out that the knowledge of Qatar in the digital census is really great, and that it could be far better, including that their ambition is significantly greater than what they have done so far, many thanks to the content and human capabilities of the point out and the endless guidance for the technology and communications sector. He included that they had hoped to concentration on administrative data and creating databases quicker, saying that they are at a pretty sophisticated stage when as opposed to other nations in the region. 

He additional that they experienced hoped that the census would be thoroughly digital this calendar year, but there are obstructions connected to the response from families to this sort of census, and most of them want to deal instantly with the field enumerator to inquire some inquiries about the statistical form irrespective of the existence of a phone number for inquiries and queries for people who present the knowledge electronically, and the relieve of the electronic technique.

Pertaining to the practical experience of the 2010 census, the PSA President indicated that it was a superior experience in phrases of relying on technology to perform the census, paving the way for the 2020 census, which witnessed an important progress in the statistical form and the techniques applied in the handheld gadgets of area enumerators, as perfectly as the growth in connecting these handheld products with the administrative information that include the details of citizens and people.

Relating to the challenges that normally facial area the electronic census, he described that the State of Qatar is characterized by the diversity of families whose facts are gathered from community, expatriate, Arab and non-Arab family members, and tiny and large labor gatherings, resulting in a distinction in the mother nature of the response to the census from a person classification to one more, adding that it is not doable to set all people in one box with regard to responding to the electronic census, and some truly feel self-assured and reassured when providing info via the industry enumerator, as they are absolutely knowledgeable of the mother nature of the demanded knowledge, and they have an individual to support them finish the statistical type. 

PSA President Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit affirmed that the preliminary indicators of the census are very good and demonstrate high turnout, declaring that it is mainly because of the nationwide recognition of the importance of the Standard Census of Populace, Housing and Establishments task, as properly as the statistical info they deliver to provide growth, in addition to the well-managed managing of industry enumerators who have been educated and extensively chosen. 

With regards to the electronic connectivity in between PSA and the info-issuing bodies, he described that connecting with the primary bodies has been done, noting that connecting is not a system that ends at a specific time, but somewhat a procedure that is frequently becoming made, with the variance of the connecting method with just about every system as there is partial connectivity and whole connectivity, in addition to an additional that aims to give data at successive periods. 

He indicated that they are hoping to develop a form of skillful connectivity with the concerned authorities with a concentrate on the connectivity’s high quality and sustainability, including that their aspired goal is to dispense with area censuses in the future, and to largely count on administrative information in censuses, which is what they aspire to attain in foreseeable future censuses. 

A census centered on administrative data is probable in the State of Qatar, he reported, including that these information will be ample to get hold of the standard details essential for the census. He pointed out that 2025 will witness the census’ midpoint, as it will be primarily based on administrative documents to signify a considerable expertise for the extensive typical census in the calendar year 2030. 

On the kind of knowledge demanded in the statistical form, Dr. Al Nabit defined that the thoughts of the census questionnaire are dependent on a lot of sources, some of which are matter to intercontinental requirements, incorporating that the minimal quantity of issues is based on the recommendations of the UN, even though some of them are dependent on the directives of international and regional (Arab and Gulf) statistical corporations. 

The PSA President expressed his thanks and gratitude for all citizens and citizens who finished their statistical info and cooperated with the Authority in the implementation of this nationwide challenge, calling on individuals who have not completed their facts to do so either through www.psa.gov.qa/census2020.aspx, or by cooperating with the discipline enumerators in the course of the remaining period that is owing to conclude in mid-January.