Dr. Christophe Lefranc
Technical Adviser on Population and Development (Data and Census) for UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, Thailand
Dr. Lefranc is currently a Technical Adviser on Population and Development for UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, supporting production, dissemination and analysis of population data in Asian countries. In this capacity, he has been supporting population census processes in several countries, including Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Lao PDR.
Until 2010 he supported the development and harmonization of statistical systems in sub-Saharan Africa for several years as Adviser to the Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) in Burkina Faso and the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Botswana. Since early 1990s Dr. Lefranc has served at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of France (INSEE), the French national statistical office, coordinating population census activities, implementing technical assistance projects, conducting research on socio-demographic issues and editing scientific publications. In his most recent position as Census Data Dissemination Coordinator, he was in charge of designing the dissemination plan for the new French rolling population census covering the years 2004-2008. He has supported population censuses in different international contexts such as Poland, Romania, Albania, Morocco, the Ivory Coast and New Caledonia.
Dr. Lefranc, a native of France, holds a PhD in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley, USA and Master’s Degrees in Statistics and Development Economics from France.
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