This is the first year of the publication of the book entitled Statistical Yearbook. Timely and reliable statistics are considered essential for evidence-based policy and decision-making and for better support to policy implementation, monitoring progress and evaluation of outcomes and impacts of development initiatives such as the Vision 2020 Programme, the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
This edition shows the now available data for thirteen fields namely: Population, Vital Statistics and Gender; Health and Nutrition; Education; Environment; Agriculture; Energy and Water Production;Transportation and Communication; Travel and Tourism; Income, Expenditure and Wealth; Price Indexes; Banking, Finance, Insurance; Business Enterprise and Foreign Trade; and finally Law Enforcement, Courts and Prisons.
The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda publishes, for the second consecutive year since its creation, the 9th edition of the « Rwanda Development Indicators ». Like the previous editions, this document provides to users, social and economic indicators to enable policy and decision - makers, to carry out objective judgment on development policies and programs in order to identify weak areas and make necessary adjustments.