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However, demand for statistical information for the purpose of economic management became an issue beginning 1957. It was in 1960 that statistics was put in place as regular government activity.This marked the first step in institutionalizing statistical work in the country. The basis for the establishment was the resolution of the Addis Ababa conference of the African Statisticians from UNECA member countries in 1960.

The use of statistical information in Ethiopia can be traced back as far as the sixteen century. However, demand for statistical information for the purpose of economic management became an issue beginning 1957. It was in 1960 that statistics was put in place as regular government activity.This marked the first step in institutionalizing statistical work in the country. The basis for the establishment was the resolution of the Addis Ababa conference of the African Statisticians from UNECA member countries in 1960.

 The statistical practice initiated at the time was organizationally set up within the then Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. But in 1963, the regular statistical activities became the mandate of a newly structured and autonomous organization called Central Statistical Office (CSO). At the beginning, CSO was responsible to the Ministry of Planning and Development and thereafter to the Planning Commission up until 1964. Then, CSO was reestablished in 1972 by proclamation number 303/1972 and was responsible for the then Planning Commission. Finally, CSO was restructured and became responsible to the Council of Ministers by the name of Central Statistical Agency, CSA, on March 9 th, 1989 . Furthermore, CSA became responsible to the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation on October 1996 and since September 2001 to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

The major mandates and responsibilities of the CSA, among others, are:Collect statistical data through censuses, sample surveys, administrative records and registrations as well as process, evaluate, analyze, publish and thereby disseminate the results and also serve as the country’s information center;Prepare short, medium or long-term national statistical program for the collection, processing, evaluation and analysis of data required for socio-economic development planning and upon approval execute the program and projects within the given budget.

The use of statistical information in Ethiopia can be traced back as far as the sixteen century. However, demand for statistical information for the purpose of economic management became an issue beginning 1957. It was in 1960 that statistics was put in place as regular government activity. This marked the first step in institutionalizing statistical work in the country. The basis for the establishment was the resolution of the Addis Ababa conference of the African Statisticians from UNECA member countries in 1960.

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  • 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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