Statistics Botswana is a parastatal organization charged with responsibilities of collecting and disseminating all official statistics in Botswana. The autonomy of the organisation was realised under the Statistics Act of 2009, repealing the archaic 1967 Act, under which Central Statistics Office was formed.

Mandate of Statistics Botswana

  • Collection, processing, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistics in all sectors
  • Advise government and other key agencies on policies and procedures relating to statistics
  • Develop and promote use of standards
  • Conduct statutory surveys including population and household 
  • Develop and maintain a national database to facilitate statistical 
  • Coordinate the National Statistical System (NSS) 

Legal Framework

Statistics Botswana operates within the jurisdiction of two (2) key legal instruments namely;

  • Statistics Act (Cap 17:01)
  • Census Act (Cap 17:02)