The Republic of South Sudan

The Household Budget Survey (HBS)

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The Southern Sudan Commission for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) will carry out the Household Budget Survey (HBS) in each of the four quarters of 2007. The survey will be carried out in the Juba, with market prices collected in Juba, Wau and Malakal.

The information collected will be used to establish the 'basket' of indicator products and the weights of each indicator product or group of indicator products. The basket and weights will later be used for the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Due to the small size of sample, both in respect of households visited and by number of towns included, the findings may only be used as preliminary figures pending the completion of the Census and the establishment of a complete sampling frame carrying out of another HBS. Also since the first round of HBS will be conducted in parallel with the preparations for the Census, it is considered important to keep the survey activity at a minimum level in order not to take focus and resources away from the census work.