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CSO closes consultative process for the 2020 Census Questionnaire content

The Central Statistical Office CSO has ended the four week consultative process in which stakeholders were giving their views on the contents of the 2020 questionnaire in readiness for the exercise next year.

The consultations which started on Monday 27th May 2019 closed on June 26, 2019 and stakeholders were consulted on the topics and questions that the 2020 Census questionnaire might include....Read more

CSO scoops Best e-Transformation award at Africa Public Service day

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) has scooped first prize for Best e-Transformation category award at the just ended 2019 Africa Public Service day commemorations.

 The department participated at the road show which started on June 19 to 21, 2019 at East Park Mall in Lusaka.

Census Manager Frank Kakungu has since expressed gratitude to Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme for the unwavering support and commitment shown towards the department....Read more

Preps to conduct the 2020 Census underway 

As a country grows in population, many fundamental issues fall into play with regards to how governments can plan for the growth in population and implement policies in order to push the developmental agenda forward.

Governments can only know the exact number of people in a given locality across the country if a census is carried out....Read more


With the expiration of the first National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS), 2014– 2018, Zambia launched the preparation process of the second generation National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS2) in July last year. Unlike the first NSDS (2014 -2018), the NSDS2 will be sector inclusive, i.e., integration of sectors in the NSDS design and approach.... Read more

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