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Esri Enters into Agreement with United Nations Population Fund to Help Modernize National Statistics Programs

By GeoConnexion - 1st March 2023 - 20:04

A population and housing census is among the most complex and massive peacetime exercises a nation can undertake, requiring careful planning, resourcing, and implementation. Success at this scale requires a geographic approach, so in support of this goal, Esri has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Under this new agreement, Esri will partner with UNFPA to help countries use geographic information system (GIS) technology and techniques in their census work with the aim of building inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable communities worldwide in areas where resources are scarce. Esri provides a statistics modernization program, which includes access to and use of Esri ArcGIS technology at highly subsidized rates, to national statistics offices in select developing countries, where it’s most needed.

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