The Census and the developing world

The Census and the developing world
The Census and the developing world

The Census and the developing world

Having good population data is critical to a country’s ability to function. Data helps countries decide how to use economic resources, apportion political representation and inform business leaders. But sometimes, countries go a long time without a Census. Glenn Ferri of the United States Census Bureau talks about his work helping developing countries who have been remiss on keeping track of their populations get back on track. (Photo: AP Images).