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DEMOSTAF project in a few words

  • European funding to promote staff exchanges in research and innovation (RISE programme)
  • 14 academic institutions mostly located in Europe and Africa and 4 African statistical offices
  • Almost a hundred participants (researchers, doctoral students, statisticians…), benefit of secondments
  • A 4-year project from 2016 to 2019


Scientific objectives

The project comes under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations with the aim of :

  • Making progress on emerging population issues in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Assessing and improving the quality of African demographic data and public statistics in particular

Its research activities are based on the combined use of :

  • Quantitative data provided by national statistical offices (census, surveys) 
  • Local data (HDSS, local civil registration system)


Institutional objectives

  • Promote international collaboration between academic institutions and non-academic institutions
  • Conduct joint research project, offer training and opportunities for knowledge transfers between the partners








DEMOSTAF project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n°690984.


  • Closing Conference Demographic challenges in sub‐Saharan Africa: what can we learn from the census data and civil registration vital system, October 16-18 2019, Campus Condorcet, Paris
  • Chaire Quetelet, Les changements démographiques au fil du gradient urbain‐rural, November 7-8 2019, Louvain‐la‐Neuve Learn more
  • African population conference, November 18‐22 2019, Kampala Learn more
  • Restitution workshop, November 28 2019, UCAD, Senegal


Scientific coordinator: Géraldine Duthé
Project manager : Thomas Wiest
Coordination assistants : Léa Bourset, Christine Gandrille
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75980 Paris cedex 20
0033 1 56 06 20 00

Twitter: @Demostafproject