Our Mission

  • "To coordinate and provide timely, quality and credible official statistics for use by Stakeholders and clients for sustainable Development"


Goal Statement

  • “To achieve an effective, efficient and coordinated National Statistical System (NSS) that will ensure sustainable production and disseminating of demand driven official statistics for national development”.

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Our Partners

Director's Welcome Remarks

Welcome to the Central Statistical Office (CSO) website. The CSO embarks on vigorous information delivery strategy to major stakeholders and the media institutions in order to increase utilisation of statistical products and services. The office produces a number of statistical products in the Economic, Social, Agricultural and Environmental areas. The information collected in these areas may be used for various purposes including policy formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects.

This website provides highlights of CSO’s work and how it can help policy makers, the donor community, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Researchers, Academicians, Media institutions and the General public to make use of data and information for sustainable national development and decision-making.

I would like to urge visitors to our website and users of statistical information to send us any comments they may have to enhance statistical production and contribute to the improvement of this website.

Zambia Data Portal

The Data Portal was created to provide data users with the ability to graphically view and analyse statistical data for Zambia and its provinces and districts. The Portal 's functionality works entirely in a web browser environment allowing access over the inteernet to numerous data users and data producers.

National Data Archive [NADA]

The National Data Archive [NADA] was primarily established to archive survey and census microdata produced by the National Statistics Office and other official data producers. On a selected basis, the NADA also serves as a repository for non-official datasets.