Functions of the CSA

Since its establishment in 1960 it has been and is involved in socio-economic and demographic data collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination that is used for the country’s socio-economic development and planning, monitoring and policy formulation.

The Central Statistical Agency is the statistical arm of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Since its establishment in 1960 it has been and is involved in socio-economic and demographic data collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination that is used for the country’s socio-economic development and planning, monitoring and policy formulation.
This main function of the Agency is performed through running National Integrated Household and Enterprise Survey Program (NIHESP), undertaking ad-hoc surveys, conducting census, and compilation of secondary data from administrative records.

Considering the limited resources available in a developing country like Ethiopia, the NIHESP enabled CSA to run a number of annual national socio-economic and demographic surveys using the office’s available infrastructure, field staff (enumerators, supervisors, drivers…etc), logistic support (field equipment and vehicles), data processing facilities, …etc. This definitely helps in the effective and efficient use of the available limited and financial resources.

Under the umbrella of the National Integrated Household and Enterprise Survey Program, the Agency plans and executes a number of national socio-economic and demographic surveys on annual basis. The surveys included in the program are:

  • Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure;
  • Welfare/Poverty Monitoring;
  • National Family and Fertility;
  • Demographic and health;
  • Sample Vital Registration System;
  • Health and Nutrition;
  • Disability;
  • Large and Medium Scale manufacturing and Electricity Industries;
  • Small Scale Manufacturing Industries;
  • Cottage/Handicrafts Industries;
  • Mining and Quarrying Industries;
  • Construction Industries; etc

Contact Us

Ato Biratu Yigezu

General Director

Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia

Address:- Around Piassa, Back to Taitu Hotel, Adjacent to Ethio Ceramic Head Office

Telephone:-  011-1-11-8777

                        011-1-11-5131

  • Inflation rate for the month of November  2017 is  13.6
  • Total Population size as of July 1, 2017 94,352, 000
  • Total Male Population size as of July 2017 47,365, 000
  • Total Female Population size as of July 2017 46,987,000
  • Total Population size  urban as of July 1, 2017 19,164, 000
  • Total  Male Population size  urban as of July 1, 2017 9,535, 000
  • Total Female Population size  urban as of July 1, 2017 9,630, 000
  • Total Population size  rural as of July 1, 2017 75,188, 000
  • Total Male Population size rural as of July 1, 2017 37,830, 000
  • Total Female Population size rural as of July 1, 2017 37,357, 000
  • Urban Unemployment 2015 17.5%
  • Literacy rate 2009/10 (or recent) 36% of children under weight (too thin for-age) 2011 29.0%
  • GDP per Capital (in US) 2006/07 255.4
  • National Povertyhead count indices and inequality in 2010/2011 29.6%
  • Rural Povertyhead count indices and inequality in 2010/2011 30.4%
  • Urban Povertyhead count indices and inequality in 2010/2011 25.7%

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