South Sudan to launch South Sudan Statistical Yearbook

18 Jun 2012

Juba:   The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will release three critical reports, including the South Sudan Statistical Yearbook, the National Baseline Household Survey 2009: Report for South Sudan and the Poverty Estimates at the County Level on 20 June 2012 9:00am at Home and Away Conference Hall.  UNDP has provided technical support to the NBS at both the national and state level in the collection, usage and analysis of socioeconomic statistics to help in development planning and monitoring. 

The Statistical Yearbook 2011 has compiled statistics covering conditions in South Sudan, including agriculture, demographics, education, health, housing, labour and macroeconomic indicators.  These statistics are critical to help Government in developing policies that will contribute to the development of South Sudan while also providing a baseline from which to track progress on development, economic growth and progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

The National Baseline Household Survey 2009 has collected microeconomic data on income, educational attainment, housing, living conditions and key characteristics at the household level.  The final report, the ‘Poverty Estimates at the County Level’ uses information from the 2008 Census to analyze poverty at local levels in South Sudan.  

Participants will include: Government officials; representatives from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development; and representatives from collaborating partners including Statistics Norway, World Bank, European Union, African Development Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, IOM and UNDP. 

Details

Date:                     Wednesday 20 June 2012

Time:                     9h00

Location:              Home & Away Conference Hall, Juba, South Sudan

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Contact UNDP South Sudan

For further information, please contact: Marguerite Nowak, Communications Officer, United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan marguerite.nowak@undp.org Cell: 095 619 1254