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Post Enumeration Check on the Census of the Undocumented Myanmar Nationals Staying in Bangladesh

Census of the Undocumented Myanmar Nationals Staying in Bangladesh 2016 has been conducted by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) during 02-14 June, 2016 in the selected six districts i.e. Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and Patuakhali districts. Insofar as census involves collection of large scale data, it is prone to various types of non-sampling errors including coverage and content errors. One standard approach to addressing such errors is to conduct post enumeration check (PEC) within a short period after completion of census and use the estimates of the PEC to adjust the overall size of the population and its major attributes. 

The primary objective of the PEC is to determine sources and magnitude of coverage error and content error. The specific objectives are: (a) To measure under-coverage and over-coverage, and (b) to measure levels of agreement for responses to questions on selected characteristics, such as sex, age, marital status, education of household members, sources of drinking water, type of toilet facilities.

Research Team: Dr. Mohammad Yunus, Dr. S M Zahedul Islam Chowdhury and Dr. Md. Mainul Hoque 

 Sponsor: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh

The study will be completed by 28 February 2017.

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