Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV)
June, 2005 to September, 2005

By EICV2 the proportion had reduced to 71%, a reduction of some 14%. In contrast the proportion of people working as paid employees has increased between the datasources, as have the numbers running small non-farm enterprises. Increases in non-farm activities over the five year period are also marked, with a doubling of those working in waged non-farm jobs and a quadrupling of those working in non-farm family enterprises.

In proportionate terms the numbers are small, but given that the number of subsistence farmers has remained static, the increase in the rural workforce of some half a million has largely been absorbed by waged farm work and non-farm work.

Microdata for EICV 2




EICV Preliminary Poverty Update Report

This Preliminary Poverty Update Report presents the preliminary findings of the second Integrated Household Survey on Living Conditions (Enquête Intégrale sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages (EICV), conducted in 2005/06. It compares key results with the first EICV, conducted in 2000/01and so provides information on changes in the well-being of the population of Rwanda between the two surveys.


EICV Poverty Analysis for Rwanda's Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy

This report has been prepared to support the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) process. It compares the results of the Enquete Intégrale sur les Conditions de Vie des ménages de Rwanda (EICV2) household survey


Study Documentation, EICV2

This is the study documentation for EICV2



Activity rates have fallen both for children and for adults. The main reason for the fall in rates is that a higher proportion of children and young adults are in full time education. Some 1.2% of the adult population was unemployed, that is not working but seeking work in the long reference period of 12 months, this is 0.2% higher than the corresponding figure in 2000/01.