Aug
12
2015
Achieved Date
970days in power
318
number of days to accomplish
Conduct a nation-wide census
In Progress
Socioeconomic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Written by TOLOnews.com
Promise Background
Afghanistan suffers from a lack of accurate and up to date population data which makes it difficult to plan and implement social programs by government, civil society and the international community. It is also believed that census data will help mitigate election fraud that has plagued Afghanistan's electoral systems. The last attempt at a nationwide census in Afghanistan was partially completed in 1979, which put the Afghan population at approximately 15 million; currently the Afghan population is estimated to be more than 30 million citizens.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Plans and budget for nationwide census developed
  • 2. Nationwide census underway
  • 3. Census report published and publicly available

December, 2014: Afghanistan's Population Registration Act was ratified by the Parliament and was signed into effect by President Ghani. In an interview with the NY times, Mr. Homayoun Mohtatt, the Director of the national census project, estimates that 70 percent of the population will be surveyed in the coming five years.                (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/world/asia/for-afghans-name-and-birthdate-census-questions-are-not-so-simple.html)