To be the preeminent collector and source of quality statistical information on economic, demographic, social, environmental and livelihood conditions in Southern Sudan.


To facilitate and inform the decision-making process within government, business community, general public and stimulate research and inform public debate through the provision of readily accessible, relevant, reliable and timely statistics in the economic, demographic, social and environmental fields and a quality statistical, monitoring and evaluation services in general.


The Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) was founded in early 2003 (under the name The New Sudan Centre for Statistics and Evaluation) by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). The Centre was established with a mandate to develop the necessary capacity to become the professional source and effective provider of official statistical information for the SPLM-controlled areas. This was in response to the urgent need for basic statistical data in order to support decision-making and enable programme and policy monitoring in the South.

Today, the SSCCSE is an autonomous statistics bureau of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), and is responsible for collecting, coordinating, analyzing and disseminating all official statistical information on economic, social, demographic, environmental and general activities and conditions of the people of Southern Sudan. The SSCCSE is also responsible for conducting all official censuses and surveys in Southern Sudan, including the Fifth Population and Housing Census of Sudan, which will be executed in November 2007 in conjunction with the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in Khartoum and supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as well as other development partners.