UNDP has donated 20 tablets to conduct census work.
The tablets were donated at the launch of the Informal Sector Survey 2021 report conducted jointly by UNDP and the National Bureau of Statistics. The tablets were handed over by UNDP's Resident Coordinator Enrico Gaveglia and received by Chief Statistician Aishath Hussain.
UNDP said the tablets were donated to facilitate the digitalization of the census work.
The census is scheduled to officially begin on September 13. Four thousand three hundred enumerators have been recruited for the census, and 100 trainers have been recruited to train them. One thousand nine hundred ninety-one enumerators will work in the atolls, while 2,409 enumerators will be active in the Greater Male' Area.
This year's census will include a census of population, residential homes, and economic activity centers. The census data collection will be conducted from September 13 to 25 this year.
The provisional results are scheduled to be announced on October 6 this year, while the final results will be announced on October 20, National Statistics Day.
The last census was conducted in the Maldives in 2014. The population of the Maldives was 402,071, according to the census conducted that year. The exact number of foreigners in the Maldives is not clear.