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Post-census counting underway


Zimstat has embarked on a post-enumeration survey in 85 selected wards countrywide, in a process that replicates actual enumeration, in a bid to measure the accuracy of the recent population census.

Report by Nqobile Bhebhe Senior Reporter

The week-long exercise began on Tuesday with Zimstat director-general Mutasa Dzinotizei appealing for maximum co-operation from the public.

“A post-enumeration survey is basically an independent survey that replicates a census,” he said.

“It is usually held soon after census enumeration in order to evaluate the results of a census.

“A post-enumeration survey thus provides an opportunity to measure the extent to which people were correctly enumerated and a platform to learn how to improve future censuses and surveys.”

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