The Board of Directors is the supreme organ of the Institute in management and decision making for the achievement of the Institute’s mission. It is particularly responsible for the following:

To approve the internal rules and regulations of the Institute; to propose to the competent authority senior candidates to be appointed; to approve permanent members of staff not mentioned in point 2°  of this article; to prepare a draft of the organic framework and the organizational chart or eventual modifications and  thereafter to be approved by competent authority; to approve the action plan of the national statistical system and determine the priorities of the Institute in  conformity with the national priorities; to approve the annual budget proposal to be submitted to the supervising Ministry which in turn submits it to Cabinet for final approval; to approve the development plan of the Institute and ensure its implementation; to approve the quarterly and annual administrative and financial reports of the Institute; and to examine any matter worth of value to the Institute. 

The Board of Directors is composed of seven members including the Chairperson. The Prime Minister, appoints members of the Board of Directors and its Chairperson upon proposal by the Minister having general Statistics in his or her attributions. Such members are selected from the specialists in statistics, information and communication technology, economics or other related fields. The Director of the Institute is the secretary to the Board meetings. The members of the Board are appointed for a period of three years, which may be renewable only once.

Current Board Members:


Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission since February 2021. She is an economist by training and holds a PhD in Economics and a MA Cum Laude in Economics, both from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She also served as Vice Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda between May 2011 and February 2021 . She taught Economics at the National University of Rwanda from 1999 to 2003. 

Prior to that, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa served in the Government of Rwanda Cabinet from October 2003 to May 2011 where she held two portfolio as Minister of Trade and Industry (2008-2011) and Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning (2003-2008). Under her tenure of Economic Planning portfolio, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa contributed to the strengthening of the planning and statistical system both at the local and national levels. She coordinated the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PRSP2 and the elaboration of the first EDPRS (Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy). She also spearheaded the establishment of the National Institute of Statists of Rwanda and the formulation of the Microfinance policy and legal framework. 

In 2012, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa was appointed chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda.

Other Board members:

  • Mrs. Amina RWAKUNDA
  • Mrs. Diane UWITONZE
  • Mrs. Céline NUWAMAHORO
  • Mr. Callixte KAYIGAMBA
  • Mrs. Denise MUREBWAYIRE