Uganda Bureau of Statistics

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics ("UBOS") is an agency of the Ugandan government. Formed by an Act of Parliament in 1998, the agency is mandated to "coordinate, monitor and supervise Uganda's National Statistical System".[2]

Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Agency overview
Formed1998; 22 years ago (1998)
JurisdictionGovernment of Uganda
HeadquartersStatistics House
Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
Agency executives
Parent agencyUganda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning


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 is at the corner of Colville Street and Nile Avenue.[3] The coordinates of Statistics House are 0°18'58.0"N, 32°35'05.0"E (Latitude:0.316111; Longitude:32.584722).[4]


The agency is supervised by the Uganda Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. UBOS is governed by a seven-person board of directors.[5] Its scope of work includes conducting a national population census at least once every 10 years or so. The last national census was conducted in August 2014.[6] The exercise cost an estimated UGX:75 billion and created an estimated 150,000 temporary jobs.[7] The agency also publishes regular economic surveys and forecasts, including the monthly inflation figures for the country.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nabisubi, Racheal (28 March 2019). "Dr Mukiza Appointed New UBOS Boss". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Martin Luther Oketch (20 June 2012). "UBOS Expands Statistical Collection". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2019). "Uganda Bureau of Statistics: Contact Us". Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ Google (28 March 2019). "Location of Statistics House, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ Kwesiga, Pascal (9 August 2014). "UBOS Gets New Board". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ Baguma, Raymond (12 September 2013). "National Population Census for 2014". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  7. ^ Mugalu, Moses (12 December 2013). "Census To Offer 150,000 Jobs". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 28 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 00°18′58″N 32°35′05″E / 0.31611°N 32.58472°E / 0.31611; 32.58472