The EDPRS 2 and MDGs indicators metadata handbook is designed to provide comprehensive information on the definition, method of computation, comments and limitations and sources of the data for each indicator. The purpose of this handbook is to promote the use of consistent definition, method of computation and data sources for each indicator across the NSS. The need to use common dimensions to define an indicator is to ultimately improve the quality of produced official statistics therefore promoting comparability and transparency of statistical data.
This is the first version of Visa Instruction manual. Besides its mandated role as the prime producer of official statistics in Rwanda, the National Institute of Statistics or Rwanda (NISR) is entrusted with the coordination responsibilities of the entire National Statistical System. This implies that NISR must keep track with any data collection endeavors undertaken in the country, with the aim of ensuring high quality statistics that will adequately serve their purposes.
The Rwanda Classification Manual -- Customized International Standard Classification for Occupation (ISCO -08)
The Rwanda Classification Manual -- Customized International Standard Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC, Rev.4)
The Rwanda Classification Manual -- Customized International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 97)
The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) was designed by UNESCO in the early 1970’s to serve ‘as an instrument suitable for assembling, compiling and presenting statistics of education both within individual countries and internationally’.
Given the importance of the agricultural sector, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda is committed to build a new and improved System of Agricultural Statistics. This by emphasizing on the following:
In summary, the current methodology depends on establishing a “benchmark” every five years. Between these benchmarks, indicators based largely on administrative records are used to extrapolate the benchmark. At constant prices, the quarterly estimates of activity are essentially the equivalent of Indices of Production covering all types of activity in the economy. Except for price data, these quarterly estimates do not rely much on statistical surveys, which are however a key input for the benchmarks.
This classification manual is designed to serve as a standard tool for statistical practitioners in their endeavors to produce required statistics on the social, political, and economic situation of Rwanda.