National census challenges in developing countries
Many data you will find today about most developing country population is not the true representation of the population because the data is based on the population census of over 10 years...
There are many benefits in knowing demography of a country or a given place. I know many will be surprise to know that most developing countries in the world do not have the correct statistics on their present population.
Many data you will find today about most developing country population is not the true representation of the population because the data is based on the population census of over 10 years. Most developing countries census count have long overdue because they do not have the fund to sponsor a national census. Also, in most countries, the population census conducted within the last 10 years cannot be said to be valid because of the abnormalities they had in the counting process.
In most developing and corrupt countries, census is carried out on selfish interest instead of national interest. Most of the census officials are always after what they will gain individually from the census.
In most cases, most government officials connive with top census officials to inflate the number of population in their geographical areas or to reflect the real number from another geographical area. They do this because they want to show that their geographical area is more populated, hence, attracting more government revenue allocation or foreign aid.
Unfortunately the figures from this kind of countries are accepted internationally as approximated figure. Although the international community would accept this figures as estimate, this is more of external effect. But what about the internal effect this is having on the populace.
Research question: How can census be funded and conducted in developing countries without flaws?