CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR APRIL 2021

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation for April 2021. These numbers are generated from data collected through monthly surveys of retail prices that target a representative basket of household consumption goods and services. The data collection is conducted in the second and third weeks of the month from a sample of retail outlets located in 50 data collection zones across the country. Read More

Launch of The Kenya Strategy for Development of Statistics – KSDS

THE LAUNCH OF THE KENYA STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS ON WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL, 2021, PRESIDED OVER BY MR. SAITOTI TOROME, CBS, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, THE NATIONAL TREASURY AND PLANNING

The Kenya Strategy for Development of Statistics (KSDS) is a country wide framework for strengthening statistical capacity across the National Statistical System (NSS) through Strategic planning. The framework is internationally recognized as the best practice for dealing with statistical challenges across the NSS. It is founded on the international guidelines and aligned to other strategies in the region, continent and globe. The development and implementation of the 2019/20-2022/23 KSDS is a major milestone towards making Kenya a global model with an efficient and integrated system for production of quality statistics that respond to user needs.

The KSDS is anchored on the Big4 Transformation Agenda, 3rd Medium Term Plan of Kenya’s Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals and other national development initiatives.

The key players in the KSDS are Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and other producers of official statistics in the country. These include: Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the national and County governments.

The focus areas in the KSDS are:  Effective national statistical system; Data quality; adequate infrastructure for production of statistics; and Statistical advocacy.

The Bureau banks on the support of all stakeholders in the successful implementation of the strategy. READ MORE

MAKUENI-COUNTY-STATISTICAL-ABSTRACT

This County Statistical Abstract is a single source of information that provides a five-year data
series. It contains a comprehensive set of indicators that are useful for planning, monitoring and
evaluation as well as providing useful information for research. The preparation of this Abstract
has been co-ordinated by the Department of Finance and Socio-Economic Planning in collaboration
with county departments, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, National Government Departments
and other stakeholders represented in the county. The information was compiled mainly from the
administrative records and partly from the recent surveys and censuses. The source of the statistical
data is shown under each table.
The publication aims at providing statistical information on economic, demographic and social
dimensions in Makueni County. Additional information, whenever available, will be supplied by the
County Government, Statistics Unit on request. Read More

Gender Sector Statistics Plan

This Gender Sector Statistics Plan (GSSP) is part of the Kenya Strategy for the Development of Statistics (KSDS) aimed at strengthening Kenya’s statistical capacity in gender statistics. This Plan offers strategic direction for the sector for the period 2019/20–2022/23. Gender statistics are central in understanding the dynamics of, and for promoting, gender equality because they provide relevant information, including indicators and benchmarks for measuring progress and analysing underlying factors. Gender equality and non-discrimination are anchored in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and relevant laws and policies have been developed to ensure their achievement. Kenya is also party to several international treaties and conventions that promote gender equality and non-discrimination, which require quality data to monitor and report on progress. While there have been efforts to produce quality and relevant gender statistics in response to the growing demand, the country still faces various resource constraints and weak coordination of the national statistical system. The strategies and actions outlined in this plan are geared towards addressing the data gaps between what is currently produced or is available and the data that is required to inform policy, advocacy, accountability and other priority development issues – particularly those linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Third Medium-Term Plan (MTP III)1, the ‘Big Four Agenda’2 and the Sessional Paper No. 2 of 2019 on National Policy on Gender and Development (NPGAD)3 . In this regard, this Plan aims to facilitate evidence-based policy formulation, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.

Gender Sector Statistics Plan

CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR NOVEMBER 2020

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and Rates of Inflation, for November 2020. The indices and inflation rates were generated from data collected through a survey of retail prices for a representative basket of household consumption goods and services. The survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from appropriate retail outlets located in 50 data collection zones, 14 of which are in Nairobi and 36 in other urban areas.

The CPI increased by 1.07 per cent from 109.60 in October 2020 to 110.78 in November 2020. The overall year on year inflation in November 2020 stood at 5.33 per cent.

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