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UNFPA is committed to improve population data generation and analysis and data literacy at national and local level. To achieve this, UNFPA supports the National Statistics System and particularly the Bureau of Statistics and Census of the Ministry of Planning to develop the first National Statistics Development Strategy for 2018-2023 (endorsed in December 2017), plan for a national census by 2020, conduct regular municipal level household surveys and increase the utilization of population data by decision makers.

In collaboration with national and international partners, UNFPA also produces evidence to inform humanitarian and development planning, through Household Multisector Needs Assessments, City and Population Profiling, Demographic Projections and qualitative researches. UNFPA is also currently implementing the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed in partnership with Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative for the United Nations Country Team in Libya.