CAPMAS launches a mobile phone application and briefs on children and youth in the census
In light of the importance of official statistics as a key pillar in supporting decision-makers in designing better-targeted policies and programs, CAPMAS and UNICEF launched three products in an event that took place on the 30th of September 2017. The ‘EgyChildDigest Mobile Application and two briefs on Children and Youth in the Census’.
The application and the two briefs on children and youth in the Census were prepared under the joint collaboration of CAPMAS and UNICEF, and are particularly important in summarizing new facts on children and youth based on the Census data.
The EgyChildDigest is available on both Apple and Google Play stores, the application contains more than 500 indicators from the different data sources including 2017 Census covering different sectors which are demography, disabilities, education, health, early marriage and Information Technology.
“Data are a powerful reminder that changes are needed,” said Bruno Maes, UNICEF Egypt representative, “these briefs and the Mobile App will help the policy makers to be better equipped to plan for the country’s present and the future generations”.
The event was held under the patronage of Dr. Hala El Saied, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reforms and chaired by General Khairat Barakat, President, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, in the presence of UNICEF Egypt Representative Bruno Maes and representatives of ministries and other partner national and international organizations.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) conducted the general census of population, housing and establishments for the year 2017, which is the 14th census in the series of Egyptian censuses
Children in Egypt
Aged 0-17 years, Census 2017
Youth in Egypt
Aged 18-29 years, Census 2017
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