The Informal sector Survey was conducted in 2007 by the National Institute of Statistics (NISR) under technical and financial support of the World Bank.
The survey was undertaken between January and March 2006, and covered a total of 111 establishments, of which about 26 establishments were randomly sampled from the mining sector. The non-mining establishments surveyed represent a census of the manufacturing sector in Rwanda (85 establishments) covering mainly food and beverages, construction materials, chemicals and plastics, metals, wood furniture, textiles, garments, and leather processing activities
The private sector is the prime mover of the Rwanda economy. In 2007, the total final consumption expenditures of the private sector was almost 84% while the government consumption was only 16%.
Boosting the private sector is one of the priority government programs. Nowadays, successful entrepreneurs consider data as an important resource that gives them an edge over their competitors. Success belongs to the entrepreneur who holds and acquires accurate data faster than the others.