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Population dynamics

Improving availability and access to quality data and data analysis, including improving the statistical visibility of the most vulnerable populations and their sexual and reproductive health.

 

To achieve these goals UNFPA aims at:

  • Generating, making visible and promoting population data collection and analysis.
  • Disseminating and promoting the utilization of population data to make it accessible to legislators, decision-makers, research centers and civil society organizations for improved public policies.
  • Strengthening basic data collection and improving availability of baseline data to support sustainable development.

To ensure effective public policies and promote the achievement of sustainable development, UNFPA supports evidence-based policymaking that is based on reliable, timely and quality data.

  • Technical assistance to the 2017 Population and Housing Census which for the very first time included a variable on ethnic self-identification. As a result of the 2017 census and its analysis, the population projection was updated.
     
  • Technical and financial assistance to the Ministry of Health to update the maternal mortality estimates by departments (regions) (2002-2016).
     
  • Supporting the National Statistics Institution in the analysis/identification of characteristics of vulnerable populations, including persons with disabilities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
  • Research on the Venezuelan migrant population in Peru.

 

UNFPA has supported institutional strengthening in improving data availability on vulnerable populations. For instance, the National Statistics Institution (INEI) and the National Statistics System were supported in order to periodically systematize and update the maternity registry of children under the age of 15.