Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey EICV 2013 2014 Main Indicators Report

Year published: 17/08/2015

The Government of Rwanda needs updated information for monitoring progress on

poverty reduction programmes and policies as stipulated in the second Economic

Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2), the Millennium Development

Goals (MDGs) and Vision 2020.

The 2013/14 EICV is a follow-up to the 2000/01, 2005/06 and 2010/11 EICV surveys.

Each survey provides information on monetary poverty measured in consumption

expenditure terms, but also provides complementary socio-economic information that

facilitates understanding changes in households living conditions.

The 2013/14 EICV was implemented by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda

(NISR), in collaboration with different stakeholders in the country.

Results of the 2013/14 EICV indicate substantial progress in poverty reduction and

improvement in other socio-economic and demographic indicators in the last three

years. The survey shows that poverty is at 39.1% as of 2013/14, down from 44.9% as

was reported in 2010/11. During the same period, extreme poverty dropped from

24.1% to 16.3%.

Generally the progress is impressive. However challenges remain; many Rwandans are

still poor and for many others living conditions still need to be improved especially in

areas of education and employment.