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IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 41, September 2018


Calls for papers:

IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference

Ann Arbor (Michigan), United States, 27-29 June 2019

Deadline for submissions: 18 February 2019


International Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies

Minneapolis (Minnesota), United States, 22-23 August 2019

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2019


The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will be held on 10–11 December in Marrakech, Morocco.

IUSSP Policy & Research Papers #24Advancing Knowledge on International Migration: Data and Research Needs”, by Philippe Fargues (European University Institute). 

Sign-up here for the Urban Family Planning Fellowship mailing list.


The IUSSP Laureate ceremony in honour of Bob McCaa took place at the PAA 2018 annual meeting on Wednesday  25 April. 


Dominique Waltisperger (1946-2018)

Dominique Waltisperger left us on 29 September, after a long illness. He joined the IUSSP in 1980.


XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town


Conference Highlights

Scientific Programme

Filmed Sessions  (from Facebook page)

IUSSP’s Written Statement to the 51st session of the Commission on Population and Developments (under Agenda item 3)

Direct links to the statements are available at the links below:

English (version originale)  




New N-IUSSP article : 

Female political empowerment decreases mortality in developing countries
by  Ross Macmillan, Naila Shofia, and Wendy Sigle.

N-IUSSP. IUSSP's online news magazine


Network on Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) 

New publications: 

Le dividende démographique en Afrique. Premiers signes et estimation par la méthode de décomposition

Understanding Social Change. A Decompostion Approach 


Membership News

New publications from members :

Migration between Africa and Europe, Springer, 2018, edited by Cris Beauchemin.





Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution

How open data can help the Global South, from disaster relief to voter turnout

The Conversation, 20 july 2017


United Nations World Data Forum wraps up.

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, which will be adopted by countries at the UN Statistical Commission when it meets in March, was prepared with inputs from the global statistical community and data experts from a wide range of stakeholders.


Africa Data Consensus. Final Version adopted by the High Level Conference on Data Revolution, 8th AU-ECA Conference of Ministers, 29 March 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

SDSN/IUSSP Report: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Development -Issues in the design and monitoring of SDG indicators

Report: Monitoring demographic indicators for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


IUSSP Statement:  Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution – The perspective of Demographers

IUSSP members are invited to read and comment on recommendations sent to the UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.


 Distance Training 


Tools for Demographic Estimation 

This site represents the major output arising from a joint IUSSP and UNFPA project to produce a single volume containing updated tools for demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data


Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes 

This course introduces users to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the types of issues of interest to demographers through real examples. Included are sessions that introduce broad areas of research through discussion of both global and national trends and sessions that show how demographic methods may be used in researching a range of areas, such as reproductive health, morbidity and health profiles, and the effects of ageing on a population.