The Establishment Census is a valuable source of information on all economic activities by size, formal and informal status of establishments in Rwanda. It provides information that are used to classify establishments according to their size (micro, small, medium, and large) but also formal and informal establishments. The methodology used for data collection and data analysis is quite similar and this help in comparative analysis with the previous establishments.
The Integrated Business Enterprise Survey in Rwanda 2016 (IBES 2016) is a comprehensive enterprise survey undertaken to collect, compile, and analyze data on the level and structure of non-agricultural economic activity in the country for both informal and formal sectors with the formal sector defined as those businesses registered with the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA). Also included in formal sector are those companies which keep business accounts and or have 30 or more employees.