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Census 2001
Regional Construction in the Andean Area


The objective of the "Andean Network for research and teaching in spatial statistics" program is double :

  • Coordinate research teams' competences by favouring information, methods and teaching exchange about use of spatial statistics ;
  • Analyse spatial dynamics of whole andean space on recent period.


    The program is working in accordance with a decentralized scheme thanks to national teams of scientists (universities and research centres) and teams of ingeneers of statistics and census institutes. In every country, a national socioeconomical atlas was carried out between 1998 and 2000, which results can be compared for they are based on similar datas (the last national census of population and settlement), on a same purpose (the study of national structures et dynamics) and on a same method of datas and cartography processing.

    The Permanent Atlas of Andean Area is the result of the integration of theses works from national teams at the prospect to evaluate the territory made up of the Andean Communauty (Venezuela, Colombia, Equator, Peru and Bolivia). In this intensification period of integration process, while the countries try to valorize their comparative, it appears all the more necessary to know the spatial realities, its diversity and its complementarities on which support the foundations of sustainable development policies.

    Study area :

    The five countries of the Andean Communauty - Venezuela - Colombia - Equator - Peru - Bolivia, on the base of the finest data scale (respectively municipe, parish, district and canton of census), and using common indicators chosen in the last census of population and settlement.

    Census schedule :

    • Bolivia: September 2001. (Available).

    • Equator: 25 of november 2001. (Available).

    • Venezuela: October 2001. (Available).

    • Colombia: October 2003 (subject to confirmation). (Not available).

    • Peru: Date not specified. (Not available).

    Objectives :

    • Direct support for elaboration of sustainable development policies

      The next census of population and settlement will give an opportunity to integrate the spatial approach in the national institutes of statistics, to allow accurate studies on spatial evolution in andean countries and their integration, and so, to contribute to elaborate sustainable development policies on base of regional development.


      The territory as an integration component in the study of complex systems

      The REDANDA project, based on the methodological experiences developped at european scale and on the knowledges of a partners network, will insist more particulary on :

      • Multiscale comparisons : from andean area villages to national spaces.
      • Studies of spatial and temporal dynamics with the compilation of the 1980, 1990 et 2001 census.
      • Accurate analysis of migratory process as element of territorial system regulation.
      • Improvement of socioeconomical synthetical indicators with the purpose to integrate them in the territorial and resources management systems.


      The development of specific tools to manage such systems

      This program takes back the process at the origin of the ORELLANA project, in the identification and the analysis of andean spatial structures as well as in the underlying common methodology (spatial multiscale data processing, statistical cartography, modelisation).

      This program takes benefit of the overhangs in term of homogeneity of datas (basis definition, common concepts and common indicators) which will take effect at the time of next census in the CAN countries, thanks to the seminary which took place in Lima (Peru) from 8 to 10 march 2000 (text to download: final report of the seminary in pdf).

      It will take benefit too of overhangs on methodological level thanks to the originality of the methods of economical geography and of spatial analysis developped in Europe.


      Work schedule :

      The program consists of three phases :

      • A phase of two years (2001-2002) made up of teaching programs and seminaries on the themes of spatial analysis, with the purpose to integrate theses practises in the countries institutes of the CAN area;
      • A phase of synchronized processing of the census datas (2002-2003) ;
      • A phase of information's enhance value by seminaries, paper and electronical publications (2003 — 2004).

      REDANDA Letter n° 0 in pdf (french)

Links :

Statistics Institutes

Interessing webs for Latin America with statistic tables

Web site address
Latin American Network Center (LANIC). A page of links for Latin America.
Economic Commission for Latin America and Caraibs (CEPAL). Free statistics and papels.
Andean Nations Community Web(CAN).
Page from Quebec University at Montreal (UQAM) dedicated to integation in the Americas.
http://www.iadb.org/exr/english/index_english.htm Website of interamerican development bank
http://www.worldbank.org/ The World Bank Group
http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm The International Monetary Fund
http://www.ilo.org/public/ The andean technic team of The International Labour Organisation
UNDP. Repport on human development. From 1990 to1999. Integral texts, indicators and methodology.



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