Ethiopia has kicked off a revision of its three-decades-old National Population Policy (NPP) in an effort to better align economic planning with rapid population growth. Ethiopian experts say the delayed census and outdated population policy have created challenges for policy planning and development efforts. Experts say population issues are sometimes politicized in Ethiopia over regional budget allocations, contributing to delays in policy revisions and data collection. Ethiopia’s Constitution mandates a population census every 10 years. “We have repeatedly urged the government to prioritize both population policy and census-taking.
Source: Ethiopian News September 09, 2023 13:56 UTC