Statistical work has long been guided by, and associated with homogeneity of data production
processes in fostering national and international comparisons. As the agency coordinating the
development and maintenance of the National Statistical System (NSS), the Uganda Bureau of
Statistics (UBOS) is responsible for promoting standardization in the production of statistics to
ensure quality, adequacy of coverage and reliability of statistical information. Notably, deliberate
efforts have been made to increase stakeholder appreciation and informed utilization of statistics,
through building vibrant and durable partnerships across Ministries, Departments and Agencies
(MDAs), and other stakeholders in the NSS.

Within the context of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD), the Bureau in
collaboration with key MDAs developed the 4th edition of the Compendium of Statistical Concepts
and Definitions. The Compendium is an effective tool that facilitates harmonization, comparability
and use of standard statistical concepts and definitions in the NSS. Previous editions of the
Compendium were produced and widely disseminated to stakeholders in 2001, 2003 and 2006
respectively. Accordingly, the final update of the 3rd edition of the Compendium was undertaken
in 2011, to further strengthen harmonization initiatives.
The fourth edition of the compendium has been further enriched with new key statistical concepts
and definitions on Uganda’s economy, including those about the newly discovered and enlivening
oil and natural gas industry.

Year Title of file

Type of Document & Size

2001 Compendium Vol I

PDF – 289 KB

2003 Compendium Vol II

PDF – 408 KB

2006 Compendium Vol III

PDF – 877 KB

2012 Compendium Vol IV

PDF – 1.15 MB

2012 Compendium 4th edition

PDF – 1.15 MB


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