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Developing National Sustainable Development Strategies that Promote Stability and Peacebuilding

This manual describes a workshop method that enables participant experts in sustainable development to contextualize and adapt the material provided in the Guidance Notes “Developing National Sustainable Development Strategies in Post-conflict Countries”. The workshop provides an exploratory process to help development policy-makers and other
stakeholders in conflict-affected countries address their unique contextual challenges.

Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality

This manual brings together existing methods for adult mortality estimation in situations where reliable and complete data registration systems are not available. The methods covered include census survival methods, growth balance methods, the extinct generations method, estimates from data on survival of parents, and estimates from data on survival of siblings.

Manual X. Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation

This report is an aid to demographers and population experts to carry out the best possible evaluation and exploitation of data sources, especially those that are incomplete or deficient. Manual X describes a wide range of time-tested techniques to make indirect estimates of demographic parameters. Each of the techniques presented is based on a mathematical model and explained in easy-to-follow examples.

Manual IV. Methods of Estimating Basic Demographic Measures from Incomplete Data

This Manual presents a variety of methods to estimate fertility and mortality from census and survey data. The manual combines theoretical exposition with non-technical, do-it-yourself instructions so all the methods can be employed by persons with limited expertise in demography. Examples of actual application of the most important methods are also provided. Manual IV is closely related to other manuals in this cluster, in particular Manuals II and X.

Manual VI. Methods of measuring internal migration

This Manual is an aid to demographers and population experts to estimate flows of internal migration and stocks of migrants. The Manual explains the use of censuses, population registers and sample surveys as sources of data on migration and introduces direct and indirect methods to derive varied indicators. Manual VI is related to Manual II, Preparing migration data for subnational population projections and Model life tables for developing countries.

Preparing migration data for subnational population projections

The present publication provides guidance for researchers preparing subnational population projections, that is, population projections for regions within countries. The most difficult issue in undertaking such projections is the preparation of baseline estimates and projection assumptions for interregional migrations.