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 the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). 

He is a professional statistician and operational researcher with more than 15 years of experience in statistics development. He has worked on a wide scope of statistics including: labour, education, economic, prices, agriculture, population and censuses and poverty statistics to mention but a few.  As the Director General since 2009 he is focused on building the capacity of the national statistics system in Rwanda and advocating for the use of evidence in policy and decision-making. 

His focus going forward is developing administrative data systems, use of technology in statistics production to improve quality, timeliness and efficiency and establishing an enabling environment for big data and the data revolution in Rwanda. He is playing the leading role in the application of new technology to improve and modernize the national CRVS systems in Rwanda.