May  30, 2018- The newly appointed Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning, Dr. Claudine Uwera, paid a visit to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and met with NISR Director General, Yusuf Murangwa, as well as with the senior management team.
The purpose of the visit was to meet the management team and have discussions on the work done and challenges at NISR.

The Director General of NISR explained in brief the work done under every unit/department at NISR, with respect to the production and dissemination of national statistics. He also explained to the Hon Minister new responsibilities that NISR has taken on such as the evaluation of Imihigo at national level, and Coordination of Data Revolution Policy.

Dr. UWERA commended NISR management and staff for their excellence in executing the mandate of the institution and promised further support and guidance. At the end of the meeting with management, Hon Dr. Uwera toured NISR's training center complex which is currently under construction next to NISR's headquarters. The center has several training rooms which will be used to build national statistical capacity and serve the region in future. The center will also host the Big Data Campus.

Jean Paul TUGIRIMANA | Communications Officer