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Ecuador - National Institute of Statistics and Census

The Institute facilitates quantitative information on the social condition of afro Ecuadorians and the status of their collective rights, established by the Constitution, with the purpose of contributing to the definition of the State’s public policies, in accordance with their culture, reality and political demands.

Some of the publications: Afro Ecuadorian and Human Capital, Afro Ecuadorian Exclusion and Poverty, Constitutional Actions and Collective Rights, Actions in favour of People of African Descent, Development without Social Exclusion, Democracy without Marginalization.   

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Founding Date

23 July 2003


Analysis and processing of statistical information


Av. Atahualpa OE1-109 y 10 de Agosto

Telephone Numbers

593-2 399 5600

Person in charge

Roberto Castillo - Executive Director

Objectives of the institution

  • To know the distribution and spatial concentration of the afro Ecuadorian population.
  • To facilitate elements for the interpretation of rural-urban migratory trends.
  • To compare their general situation in relation to the country.
  • To know the level of opportunities that the State and the society grant the afro Ecuadorians. To determine the degree of fulfilment of their human and collective rights.
  • To contribute to the analysis of the expressions of discrimination, racism and exclusion.
  • To measure the degree of participation of the afro Ecuadorian people in the domestic organization and in spaces of public and political representation of the country.


Other publications by the institution

“Racism and racial discrimination in Ecuador 2014”, in:

System of Indicators of the afro Ecuadorian people, in: