We provide an interface with various statistical insights.
The Information, Research and Dissemination (IRD) Division is responsible for ensuring that statistical information and data is disseminated and easily accessible by the users.
The Division consists of the Research and Dissemination branch, Gender Statistics Unit, Library Section, Printing Unit, Desktop Office, and the Coordination unit.
In an effort to promote increased utilization of statistical information for effective decision making, Zamstats through the research and dissemination branch provides interface with various statistical users.
The Dissemination branch produces periodic publications such as “The Monthly Bulletin”, Selected Socio-economic Indicators, and Zambia in figures. The branch also provides consultancy services to researchers and individuals. Further the branch offers adhoc surveys (both quantitative and qualitative), upon request, in collaboration with the requesting institution.
The Gender unit produces the Gender Status report and the Men and Women booklet. Additionally, the unit also undertakes research and offers consultancy activities in management and analysis of gender disaggregated data.
While the Library Section has a collection of new and old statistical publications both from ZamStats and other producers of statistics. The library promotes statistical literacy in users of statistics. It also disseminates statistical information to the general public and encourage them to make decisions on an informed mind.
The Coordination unit facilitates for the development and coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS) in collection, production, analysis and dissemination of statistic, among other functions.
The Desktop Office is in charge of formatting of all statistical reports in readiness for printing; while the Printing Unit is in charge of printing of all statistical materials produced by various branches and units under ZamStats.
The IRD Division through the Research and Dissemination Branch; and the Library Section, members of the public gain access to a variety of statistical publications and other statistical products. Information on statistics is used for various purposes including policy formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects.