Benjamin Avusevwa is the Director of Statistical Coordination and Methods.
He was appointed to this post in October 2020. Avusevwa joined the then Central Bureau Statistics 1995 as a Statistician and later joined the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in 2009. Prior to this appointment, he was Head of External, Fiscal and Financial Statistics Division and Coordinator of National Strategy for the Development of Statistics.
His career is focused on strategic planning, production and management of official statistics. He has vast experience in the compilation and analysis of Macroeconomic Statistics with expertise in External Sector Statistics. He has also extensive experience of business survey methodology and contributed to the development of the UN International Merchandise Trade statistics: Concepts and definitions 2010.
In the past, he has represented the KNBS on several technical groups and committees. Internationally, he has worked closely with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) on development and use of statistical frameworks and methodologies. He has complemented his KNBS experience with being a member of EAC High-level Task Force for the development of East African Monetary Union protocol, member of Kenya delegation in the negotiation of EAC Common Market protocol, and Kenya delegation team leader in the development of the bill for establishment of East African Statistics Bureau.
Avusevwa is a statistician by profession having obtained a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Nairobi in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Computer Studies from Kenyatta University in 1994. He is also a holder of a certificate in computer network engineering from Okinawa International Centre under Japan International Cooperation in 2001. He has undertaken various courses related to production of statistics, strategic management, risk management and strategic leadership inside and outside Kenya over the years. He is an accredited statistician with Kenya National Statistics Society.