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
  • Inflation rate for the month of September 2018 is 12. 0%
  • National Poverty head count indices  in 2010/2011 29.6%
  • Rural Poverty head count indices  in 2010/2011 30.4%
  • Urban Poverty head count indices  in 2010/2011 25.7%
  • National Poverty head count indices  in 2015/2016 23.5%
  • Rural Poverty head count indices  in 2015/2016 25.6%
  • Urban Poverty head count indices  in 2015/2016 14.8%
  • National income inequality using GINI Coefficient in 2010/11 is 0.298
  • Rural income inequality using GINI Coefficient in 2010/11 is 0.27
  • Urban income inequality using GINI Coefficient in 2010/11 is 0.37
  • National income inequality using GINI Coefficient in 2015/16 is 0.328
  • Rural income inequality using GINI Coefficient in 2015/16 is 0.28
  • Urban income inequality using GINI Coefficient in 2015/16 is 0.38
  • GDP per Capital (in US Dollar) in 1999/00 is 129
  • GDP per Capital (in US Dollar) in 2007/08 is 262
  • GDP per Capital (in US Dollar) in 2015/16 is 794
  • Source:-  Ethiopia's Progress Towards Eradicating Poverty: An  Interim Report on 2015/16
  • Poverty Analysis Study, National Planning Commission, September 2017

 

 

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