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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. The rationale for doing this is that sectors are supposed to produce most of the required statistics through their administrative records. The integration of sectors into the NSDS will be done in phases, to make the process manageable and cost effective. For the first wave, thirteen sectors were identified and sector statistics committees subsequently appointed to be part of the NSDS2 design. The sectors selected to be part of the NSDS2 include Central Statistical Office, some Ministries, Zambia Revenue Authority and the Bank of Zambia... Read more

2020 Census Mapping to be rolled out.....as CSO commences Questionnaire Content Consultative Process with Stakeholders

Government through the Central Statistical Office (CSO) will next year, 2020 conduct the Census of Population and Housing. The 2020 Census preparations are in three key phases namely; Pre-Census Stage, Census Enumeration Stage and the Post Census Stage. Some of the pre census activities include the Census Mapping Exercise and the 2020 Census Questionnaire Content Consultative Process... Read more



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