Training on updating 2.000 Enumeration Areas

  • 03/09/2019

The training for updating Enumeration Areas (EA) is attended by 50 surveyors and 13 supervisors from different municipalities of Kosovo. The training is held in KAS.

The update of Enumeration Areas is being conducted with the aim of improving the Census Framework for the needs of regular KAS surveys, as well as the need to prepare a cartographic basis for the Census 2021.

The opening of the training was made by Mr. Avni Kastrati, Director of the Department of Social Statistics, who highlighted the importance of this project, especially for the Census 2021. According to Mr. Kastrati, updating is needed to supplement current field data that will be used to plan staff numbers, questionnaires, and other additional Census material planned for 2021.

Introduction of the innovative method of data collection through the CAPI method (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) was made by Mr. Burim Limolli, Head of Information Systems at KAS. Among other things, he presented the advantages of using the CAPI method through which KAS seeks to improve data quality, shorten data collection deadlines, more cost-effective and sustainable solutions, and more efficient statistical data processing.

The CAPI method offers a variety of functionalities, including multiple levels of validation, prior data collection and information on accurate surveyor location, duration of field interview, etc.

Whereas, according to Mr. Idriz Shala, the GIS Expert, the update will be carried out by registering all households in the field and identifying all construction objects (dwellings) within the Enumeration Area (EA).

This project will provide data on the number of families in a household; number of population by gender and ethnicity; number of households in the building (dwelling); inhabited / uninhabited (occupied / not occupied) residential buildings (dwellings); number of housing in the residential building (dwelling); number of floors in the residential building (dwelling), etc.

Fieldwork will commence in September 5 through December 31, 2019.