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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CSO in News

  • Inflation Goes Up in Zambia

Zambia’s inflation rate has increased by 0.3 percent for the month of June marking a continued upward trend. Central Statistical Office acting director Peter Mukuka said the increase had been caused by increase in the price of food and non food commodities.

  • Demographic Health Survey cardinal task

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Peter Mwaba said during the ZDHS training for enumerators that, good quality statistical data is critical in determining the effectiveness of health sector programmes and policies, which ultimately assists programme managers to set targets and monitor out-comes, design development policies and make strategies and evidence-based decisions about the allocation and management of the scarce resources....
Source: http://www.times.co.zm

  • ZICTA and CSO sign MoU

THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Statistical Office (CSO) aimed at facilitating exchange of information and sharing of skills between the two institutions for the benefit of the sector....
Source: www.times.co.zm

Surveys/Activities being undertaken
  • Population Projection based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing
  • 2010/2011 Zambia Economic Census Data Processing
  • Preparation of the 2013 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) - Fieldwork
  • 2013 Information and Communications Technology Survey - Data Processing
  • Household Non-Farm Informal Sector Enterprise Survey - Data Collection Stage