The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.47 per cent in April 2022. The rise in inflation was mainly due to an increase in prices of commodities under; food and non-alcoholic beverages (12.15 per cent); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (7.15 per cent); transport (6.88 per cent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (5.47 per cent) between April 2021 and April 2022, as presented in Tables 1 and 2.
Different countries use different criteria to define urban and rural areas, which in turn, reflect their various perspectives as to what constitutes urban and rural areas. Whilst it is advisable for countries to have their own national definitions, which can be implemented in their statistical systems as well as to disaggregate indicators by urban and rural areas for development of national policies; there is need for a definition that is both nationally relevant and internationally comparable. Read More