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This publication is a compilation of concepts and definitions in a move to guard against the inconsistencies in data production, reporting and interpretation. NISR, as the coordinator of the National Statistical System, therefore, took the initiative to produce the Compendium of Statistical Concepts and Definitions for Rwanda with the contribution of several Ministry's departments and agencies and Research Institutions.
This classification manual is designed to serve as a standard tool for statistical practitioners in their endeavors to produce required statistics on the social, political, and economic situation of Rwanda
Besides its mandated role as the prime producer of official statistics in Rwanda, the National Institute of Statistics or Rwanda (NISR) is entrusted with the coordination responsibilities of the entire National Statistical System. This implies that NISR must keep track with any data collection endeavors undertaken in the country, with the aim of ensuring high quality statistics that will adequately serve their purposes.
This handbook contains metadata sheets for 38 EDPRS2 and 43 MDGs indicators and has been divided into two parts: Part I consist of EDPRS2 indicators and Part II is related to MDGs indicators. The metadata for MDGs indicators have been reviewed putting into account the country settings. The classification of the indicators under each targets and goals in the handbook follows similar structure as of the EDPRS 2 and MDGs documents.
The EDPRS 2 and MDGs indicators metadata handbook is designed to provide comprehensive information on the definition, method of computation, comments and limitations and sources of the data for each indicator. The purpose of this handbook is to promote the use of consistent definition, method of computation and data sources for each indicator across the NSS. The need to use common dimensions to define an indicator is to ultimately improve the quality of produced official statistics therefore promoting comparability and transparency of statistical data.
The quality management in National Statistical Offices typically takes the form of a quality assurance framework. Several issues have historically underscored the need for national statistical offices to systematically adopt quality management measures sooner rather than later and translate them into a formalized quality assurance framework. In this direction, the purpose of this document is to formulate a framework for quality assurance of the National Statistical System (NSS) of Rwanda with special reference to National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).
The indicators in the Handbook are statistical and those required to describe and assess phenomena relevant to labour covering the population of persons, establishments and jobs or substantial subsets of them such as women, establishments in critical sectors and jobs in the formal sector. Other topic- or institution-specific indicators used for programme monitoring and evaluation or management of resources are not included, for example number of business development advisers with international certification.