Statistical Yearbook 2015

Year published: 17/11/2015

Yusuf Murangwa

Director General, NISR

Timely and reliable statistics are considered essential for evidence – based

policy and decision-making and for better support to policy implementation,

monitoring progress and evaluation of outcomes and impacts of development

initiatives such as the Vision 2020 Programme, the Economic Development

and Poverty Eradication Strategy (EDPRS) and the Millennium Development

Goals (MDGs). These initiatives have accordingly resulted in an unprecedented

increase in demand for statistics as policy makers and other stakeholders seek

information on national development.

Hence, in our efforts to tackle this issue the Annual Statistical Yearbook is

prepared to be a compendium

of statistical information dealing with a wide range

of development – pertinent topics. As such, this book is designed to serve as a

standard summary of statistics on the social, political and economic situation

of Rwanda. The aim of which is to serve as convenient volume for statistical

reference and as a guide to other statistical publication and sources.

This edition provides the now available data for fourteen fields namely:

MDGs, EICV and DHS; Gender; Health and Nutrition; Education; Environment;

Agriculture; Water and Energy Production; Transportation and Communication;

Travel and Tourism; Income, Expenditure and Wealth; Price Indexes; Banking,

Insurance and Finance; Business Enterprises and Foreign Trade; and finally Law

Enforcement, Courts and Order.

Users of the Statistical Yearbook are urged to make their data needs know for

consideration in Planning for future editions. We are confident that this Yearbook

will become key storage of development information on Rwanda.