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Emerging population issues in sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-checking and promoting demographic data for better action

Emerging population issues in sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-checking and promoting demographic data for better action

Objective

DEMOSTAF (DEMOgraphy-STatistics-for-Africa) brings together European and African research institutes as well as non academic African national statistics offices (NSOs) in a staff exchange programme, for a period of 48 months, with the aim to advance research on emerging population issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). DemoStAf is built around four major population-related themes: fertility, mortality & health, households & families and education. These themes federate the research projects conducted by the partners, and aim to shed light on key contemporaneous questions, with the objective to inform the post-2015 development agenda framed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently in discussion. The programme focuses on the articulation between quantitative data from national statistics (censuses and sample surveys) and local data (demographic surveillance systems or local vital registration). Thanks to the close involvement of NSOs, the programme will consolidate and promote public statistics. The programme will finance staff mobility between partners for supporting research projects, while reinforcing training and skill transfers. Collective activities essentially devoted to training, data documentation and scientific dissemination are also planned. DemoStAf involves 17 partners: 4 European academic institutions, well known for their African population expertise (INED and IRD in France, UCL in Belgium, Unige in Switzerland), 12 African partners from Burkina Faso (INSD and ISSP), Kenya (APHRC), Madagascar (INSTAT, INSPC, IPM, UCM), Mali (INSTAT), Senegal (ANSD, UCAD, UZ) and Uganda (UM). Among them, 4 are NSOs. Due to mutual interests in the promotion of demographic data, a Canadian academic institution (ODSEF) is also involved. A scientific advisory committee with 11 members associates key experts and promote international partnerships. In total, 94 individuals participate, 74 are involved in 166 secondments (that correspond to 193 months).
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES

Address

Boulevard Davout 133
75980 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 396 000

Participants (4)

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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 171 000

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

UNIVERSITE PARIS NANTERRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

Partners (13)

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE ET DE LA DEMOGRAPHIE

UNIVERSITE OUAGA I PROFESSEUR JOSEPH KI-ZERBO

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA STATISTIQUE ET DE LA DEMOGRAPHIE

UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR

UNIVERSITE ASSANE SECK DE ZIGUINCHOR

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE

Institut National de Sante Publique et Communautaire

Institut Pasteur de Madagascar

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE MADAGASCAR

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

AFRICAN POPULATION & HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE KENYA

UNIVERSITE LAVAL

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690984

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 868 500

  • EU contribution

    € 868 500

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES

France