The Social and Demographic Statistics Department is responsible for collecting data and/or producing statistics in a wide range of areas such as education, health, gender, environment, labor market, living conditions, and demographic characteristics of Rwanda’s population. The Department is also in charge of the implementation of the periodic Health and Demographic Surveys (DHS) as well as Service Provision Assessment Surveys (SPA). Detailed and in-depth policy analysis of the demographic surveys and population censuses is the responsibility of this Department too, which, in addition, carries out population projections (national, sub-national and sectoral) and produces regular vital statistics. The department also carries out periodic surveys on Labor Market (labor demand), Labor Force (labor supply), and Living Conditions (EICV). 

To accomplish its mission, the Social and Demographic Statistics Department is headed by a director and is organized into the following three sections:

  • Vital Statistics and Cross-cutting Social Statistics (5):
    • Vital Statistics & Cross Cutting Social Statistics Team Leader (1)
    • Vital Statistics Data Collection & Analysis Statistician (1)
    • Youth & Gender Statistician (1)
    • Justice & Human Rights Statistics (1)
  • Labor Statistical Research (4):
    • Labor Statistical Research Statistician Team Leader (1)
    • Public Sector Labor Statistician (1)
    • Formal Private Sector Labor Statistician (1)
    • Informal Private Sector Labor Statistician (1)
  • Demographic, Social Statistics and Surveys (7):
    • Demographic, Social Statistics & Surveys Team Leader (1)
    • Health Statistician (1)
    • Primary & Secondary Education Statistician (1)
    • Vocational, Technical & Tertiary Education Statistician (1)
    • Household Surveys & Poverty Statistician (2)
    • MDGs & EDPRS Monitoring Statistician (1)

Director of DSS

Mr Michel NDAKIZE RUGAMBWA
Director of Demographic and Social Statistics 

Mr Michel NDAKIZE RUGAMBWA is currently the Director of Social and Demographic Statistics Unit (DSS), at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) from January 2014 to date and is entrusted with managing Social and Demographic Statistics Department (DSS) which is responsible for collecting data and/or producing statistics in a wide range of areas such as education, health, gender, labour, and demographic characteristics of Rwanda’s population.

Mr Michel NDAKIZE RUGAMBWA has a bachelor’s degree in Demography and Law and post graduate Diploma in Demography from Cairo Demographic Center in 2012. He is pursuing master’s degree (M.A.) in Population Studies from ANNAMALAI University.

Previously, Mr Michel NDAKIZE RUGAMBWA was the Team Leader in charge of Vital Statistics and Cross-cutting Social Statistics sub unit from January 2011 to January 2013 at NISR. He has held different posts from different organisations including Assistant Lecturer at Kigali Independent University (ULK) in the department of Demography and Secretary of Social Sciences Faculty from 2005-2006. He has also worked as Judge in Nyamata and Muhanga courts from 1996 to 2005.