The Southern Sudan Centre for Census Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) is the official Statistical Agency of the Government of Southern Sudan.
It was established in 2004 as the New Sudan Centre for Statistics and Evaluation and renamed after the historic signing of the CPA. The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of SSCCSE were appointed by Presidential Decree in 2006.
Under the provisions of the CPA and the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, it was assigned responsibility for conducting the 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census in 2008. The Census has been the single most important statistical activity in Southern Sudan. It is a benchmark in the transition period and provides critical inputs for implementation of the CPA.
The main objective of SSCCSE is to collect, compile, and analyze all official information and data on economic, social and demographic, environmental, and other issues. This objective extends far beyond the Census alone.
SSCCSE, among other activities, conducts censuses and surveys, and monitors and evaluates the impact of public policies and programs on the people of Southern Sudan, as well as monitors the Millennium Development Goals in Southern Sudan.