Uganda Bureau of Statistics
|Jurisdiction||Government of Uganda|
Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
|Parent agency||Uganda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning|
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is an agency of the Government of Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community. Formed by Act of Parliament in 1998, the agency is mandated to "coordinate, monitor and supervise Uganda's National Statistical System".
The headquarters of UBOS are located in Statistics House, at Plot 9 Colville Street, on Nakasero Hill, in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. This location lies at the corner of Colville Street and Nile Avenue. The coordinates of Statistics House are:0°18'57.0"N, 32°35'05.0"E (Latitude:0.315833; Longitude:32.584722).
The agency is supervised by the Uganda Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. UBOS is governed by a seven-person Board of Directors. Its scope of work includes the conducting of a national population census at least once every 10 years or so. The last national census was conducted in August 2014. The exercise costed an estimated UGX:75 billion (US$29 million), and created an estimated 150,000 temporary jobs. The agency also publishes regular economic surveys and forecasts, including the monthly inflation figures for the country.
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