More than half of civil servants in health centers in Rwanda are women representing 58.6 per cent, according to the latest findings published in an official report on Gender Statistics highlighting the gender equality and development issue.
The proportion of the Rwandan population with access to improved drinking water sources increased from 77 per cent to 87 per cent between 2005 and 2011.
With the recent development of communication facilities, the large majority of Rwandan population has continuously adopted the use of mobile phone as one of the technology platform to share information. Within this move, the mobile phone penetration has impressively increased from 2005 to 2010 across the whole country.
New findings show that the more the national economy grows every year, the more Rwandans get used to saving facilities.
Less common but more useful than the methods used to develop traditional map is the new Global Positioning System (GPS) based data capturing technology which has been used by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) in mapping the Enumeration Areas (EA) in the preparatory stages of the fourth Population and Housing Census of Rwanda which is slated to begin on August 15, 2012.
A population census is expected to provide a precise answer to this question amongst other important questions. In fact, the United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years.