New census in Mozambique scheduled for August 2017

17 March 2016

The 4th General Census of Population and Housing of Mozambique, scheduled for August 2017, will cost about US$75 million, according to a joint statement issued in Maputo by the entities involved.

The entities in question are the National Statistics Institute (INE) of Mozambique, the Embassy of Sweden, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The cost of conducting the census, which will temporarily employ more than 80,000 people, including census takers and supervisors, will be borne by the government and international partners. To date, Sweden is the only partner to have provided direct financing, worth around US$2.9 million.

The previous censuses in Mozambique, after independence in 1975, were carried out in 1980, 1997 and 2007. (macauhub/MZ)