The Office of the Director General provides direction to all departments; ensures the daily management of the Institute; serves as legal representative of the Institute; prepares the Board meetings; implements the decisions of the Board of Directors; prepares and submits to the Board of Directors the annual budget proposal of the Institute; manages external relations with MINECOFIN and all Govt. of Rwanda institutions; manages relations with International agencies, East African Community (EAC) statistical offices; and overall coordination of National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) activities and coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS). 

To accomplish its mission, the Office of the Director General is assisted by three other offices:

The following list of staff are under the Office of the Director General:

  • Administrative Assistant (1)
  • Public Relations & Communication Officer (1)
  • External & Internal Coordination Specialist (1)

Director-General (DG):


Director General

Mr. Yusuf MURANGWA is a distinguished professional with a wealth more than 20 years of experience in the field of statistics and data management. As the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), he plays a pivotal role in shaping the statistical landscape of Rwanda. With a commitment to excellence and data-driven decision-making, Mr. MURANGWA leads a dedicated team in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of high-quality statistical information that informs national policies and development strategies.

Under his leadership, NISR has achieved significant milestones in the field of statistics, contributing to Rwanda's socio-economic progress. Mr. MURANGWA's leadership has fostered innovation in data collection methodologies, ensuring that Rwanda maintains a cutting-edge approach to statistical production and analysis. His strategic approach also includes strengthening international partnerships, promoting data transparency, and advancing the use of technology in statistical processes.

Mr. MURANGWA's career has been marked by a profound dedication to public service and a commitment to empowering Rwanda through data-driven insights. His leadership at NISR continues to be instrumental in guiding Rwanda's development agenda, making him a respected figure both nationally and internationally in the realm of statistical excellence. With his expertise, NISR remains at the forefront of producing reliable, timely, and comprehensive statistical data to support evidence-based policymaking and sustainable development in Rwanda.