Establishment and Mandate of NBS :

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:

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