This census has been conducted in Rwanda for the third time in 2017 after the previous one that was carried out in 2014. The aim of this census is about creating a quantitative profile of all establishments in the country, excluding governmental establishments providing not-for-sale governmental services.
The Establishment Census is a valuable source of information on all economic activities by size, formal and informal status of establishments in Rwanda. It provides information that are used to classify establishments according to their size (micro, small, medium, and large) but also formal and informal establishments. The methodology used for data collection and data analysis is quite similar and this help in comparative analysis with the previous establishments.