The origins of the Southern Sudan Centre for Census Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) date back to 1995 when it served as a Database and Monitoring Unit under the then Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SRRA).
In 2005, following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the promulgation of the Southern Sudan Interim Constitution, the Centre was founded and has since assumed the roles specified in the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, 2005.
The Management of the Centre is under the direct responsibility of the Chairperson as Chief Executive. The chairperson is assisted in his/her day to day management responsibilities and duties by the Deputy Chairperson.
The Deputy Chairperson is responsible for the day to day implementation of the decisions of the Board and supervision of staff.
The Guiding Principles
The Centre has some guiding principles including:
Fulfillment of citizens’ entitlement to public information.
Decisions made strictly on professional considerations, scientific principles and professionalethics regarding the methods and procedures for collection, processing, storage anddissemination of statistical data
Choice of the right sources of statistical data drawn from various sources such as surveys oradministrative records on the basis of quality, timeliness, costs and the burden on respondents.
Ensuring that individual data collected for statistical compilation shall be strictly confidentialand used exclusively for statistical purposes
Adhering to the use of international statistical concepts, standards and methods so as topromote consistency and efficiency of the statistical system.The Overall Goals and objectives of the Centre are to:
Collect, compile, analyze and publish all official statistics on economic, social, demographic, environmental and general activities and conditions of the people of Southern Sudan
Conduct all censuses and surveys that are carried out throughout Southern Sudan
Monitor and evaluate social impacts of public policies, projects and programs
Monitor the progress of poverty eradication and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, and
Establish statistical standards and ensure adherence by all producers of statistics