The e-governance approach to register-based census, based on the case of the GCC countries: A research note

  • Sulaiman Bah College of Public Health Imam AbdulRahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam
  • Jaffar Mansour Realsoft P.O. Box 3105, Amman 11953, Jordan
Keywords: register-based census, National Statistics Office, Scandinavia, Gulf Cooperation Countries, census

Abstract

This paper discusses the experience of the Scandinavian countries with respect to register-based census (RBC), outlining important enabling features that facilitated this type of accounting system in Scandinavia. The central question examined is whether RBC is possible in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) as they proceed toward the 2020 round of census. The secondary question is whether, for the GCC countries, the e-governance approach offers a viable alternative to the classical Scandinavian approach to RBC.

L’article traite de l’expérience de pays scandinaves en matière de recensement à registre (RR); il donne les importantes caractéristiques qui permettent de faciliter ce genre de système de comptabilité en Scandinavie. La question centrale qui y est examinée consiste à déterminer si le RR est possible dans les pays du Conseil de coopération du Golfe (CCG) en vue du prochain recensement de 2020. L’autre question consiste notamment à savoir si, pour les pays du CCG, l’approche d’une gouvernance électronique fournit une solution de rechange viable à l’approche scandinave classique au RR.

Author Biography

Sulaiman Bah, College of Public Health Imam AbdulRahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam

Professor, College of Public Health

Published
2018-08-30