Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is assisting the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for the implementation of the National Economic Census 2018 of Nepal (NEC2018) through the technical cooperation project.
According a press release issued by JICA, the support will be provided under a Capacity Development project for the implementation of Economic Census 2018 in Nepal” which is under implementation from March 2016.
For the successful implementation of the NEC2018, JICA in a span of 2 years FY 2017 & FY 2018 has provided necessary goods and equipment worth of NPR 95.1 million to Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). For the preparation phase of NEC2018 JICA provided tablet, laptop and desktop computers, computer software, satellite imagery, GIS Software, UPS, external hard disk, projectors, printers, plotter, monitors, air conditioners, smart phones, server, screen, and solar power generation system to back up the operation.
The Enumerators hired by CBS who will be visiting all the establishments throughout Nepal are equipped by JICA with logistics as bags, caps, ball pens, stickers, writing pens, note diaries, pencils and erasers, plastic bags and t-shirts.
The Enumerators will use Questionnaires, Listing Forms, Enumerator’s Manuals, Enumerator’s Control Forms, stickers, Online Survey Manuals, Map Reading Manuals, Nepal Standard Industrial Classification Manuals, Nepal Standard Industrial Classification Brief Manuals provided by JICA. The NEC2018 is the first-ever Economic Census in Nepal’s history, and covers all the establishments in the territory of Nepal except some minor industrial sectors. The NEC2018 will be implemented from 14th April to 14th June 2018 by the Central Bureau of Statistics, National Planning Commission.