National Bureau of Statistics

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Hon. Isaiah Chol Aruai
Chairperson
 

 

 

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is the principal official statistical agency of the Government of South Sudan; having been established under Article 193 of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan that came into force on 9th July 2011. The NBS is mandated to:

 

  1. Conduct all censuses and surveys that are carried out throughout South Sudan
  2. Collect, compile, analyze and publish all statistical information on economic, social, demographic, environmental and general conditions and activities on the people of South Sudan
  3. Monitor and evaluate social impacts of public policies, programmes and projects; and
  4. Monitor the progress of poverty alleviation and the attainment of Millennium Development Goals

 

The Overall Goals and Objectives of the NBS

 

 

  1. Collect, compile, analyze and publish all official statistics on economic, social, demographic, environmental and general activities and conditions of the people of South Sudan
  2. Conduct all censuses and surveys that are carried out throughout South Sudan
  3. Monitor and evaluate social impacts of public policies, projects and programs
  4. Monitor the progress of poverty eradication and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, and
  5. Establish statistical standards and ensure adherence by all producers of statistics

 

Functions:

 

The Specific Functions of the NBS
The functions of the NBS are spelt out in the Act that established the NBS in January 2004. They include the following:

  1. Carry out Censuses and relevant surveys in the South Sudan
  2. Promote and develop integrated socio-economic statistics pertaining to South Sudan and each region thereof and co-ordinate plans for the integration of those statistics and keep these plans under review.
  3. Establish statistical standards and their use by all producers of statistics so as to facilitate integration and comparison.
  4. Co-ordinate statistics and data collection activities so as to avoid duplication ensure economic use of resources and reduce the burden on respondents.
  5. Collect, compile, analyse and disseminate statistics and related information on social, economic, demographic and environmental activities.
  6. Maintain an inventory of available and relevant information in the South Sudan.
  7. Assist users of statistical information in obtaining international statistics and information.
  8. Provide statistical, monitoring and evaluation services and professional assistance to official bodies, civil society, researchers and international institutions and the public in general.
  9. Provide the contact point for international organizations and researchers in need of statistics and information on the South Sudan.
  10. Act as a contact point for international organizations and foreign institutions in the need of statistics on matters relating to South Sudan.

 

Structure:

 

The Board of Directors governs NBS. It is the highest policy making body headed the Chairperson, assisted by the Deputy Chairperson. Then the Director General and the Directors. The Centre has seven (7) departments. They are:

 

  1. Department of Administration and Finance
  2. Department of Information, Communication and Technology
  3. Department of Social and Demographic Statistics
  4. Department of Economic Statistics
  5. Department of Census, and Surveys
  6. Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  7. Department of Geographical Information System, Remote Sensing and Cartography

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. Sudan Health Household Survey 2006
  2. 5th Population and Housing Census 2008
  3. National Baseline Household Survey 2009
  4. South Sudan DevInfo
     

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Poverty in Southern Sudan: Estimates from the NBHS 2009
  2. Statistical Yearbook for Southern Sudan (2009)
  3. Sudan Health Household Survey Report 2007, South Sudan Sector Report
  4. South Sudan DevInfo
  5. Monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  6. Census Priority Results (June, 2009)
     

 

Contacts:

 

 

Tesloach Gach Lul
A/Director, Information Communication Technology Department
tesloach@gmail.com

 

 

Web Site: http://www.ssnbs.org

 

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Jun 27, 2013