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NSO Office

Headquarters and Administration

Situated off Chimbiya Road, Zomba, the NSO Headquarters contains the offices of the Commissioner of Statistics and Deputy Commissioner of Statistics, together with the general administration, accounts and human resources departments.

The administration section also deals with first enquiries for statistical data from the general public, and with product sales.

The Economics Division produces statistics on foreign trade, national accounts, balance of payments, business activity, employment, consumer prices (including inflation), industrial production, poverty and tourism. Major surveys include the Annual Economic Survey, the 5-yearly Integrated Household Survey, and Small and Medium Scale business surveys.

The computer section, responsible for maintaining the office computers and wide area network, is also situated in this campus.


The Demography Division is reponsible for the population census, which takes place every ten years, and a number of other demographic and social surveys, such as the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).


The Agriculture Division conducts agricultural surveys, such as the 1992 National Sample Survey of Agriculture, when funds permit. A major new survey conducted by this Division is the annual Core Welfare Indicator Questionnaire (CWIQ).

Featured Publications

2018 MPHC Main Report

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The 2015-16 Malawi DHS

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NSS Strategic Plan



Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019-20 (MICS)

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