Methods Board Meetings

First Methods Board Meeting

The first Methods Board Meeting is taking place in Auckland

New Zealand, 3‐4TH May 2018

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Statistics New Zealand, NZ Mint Building, 48 Greys Avenue


pdfBoard - Final Draft Agenda.pdf0.2MB

Participants list:

pdfMethods Board Participants list - May 2018.pdf 0.2MB


Reference materials:

pdfBoard Paper No. 1 - TORs_Final Draft.pdf 0.2MB

pdfBoard Paper No. 3 - Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys_UNICEF Paper.pdf 0.2MB


For further information please contact: Secretary to the Board, Dr Ofa Ketu'u

Meet the inaugural Board members:

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What is the Methods Board

The establishment of a Pacific Statistics Methods Board (PSMB) was approved at the 5th Regional Conference of Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS) held at the Headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea New Caledonia in November 2017[1].

The PSMB will ensure relevant best practice methods and standards are documented for the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of all Official Statistics, and other statistical indicators and issues as appropriate; it will ensure that such statistics are ‘fit for purpose’ for use in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) for a suite of core censuses and surveys. These core collections will include housing and population census, household income and expenditure surveys, demographic and health surveys, multiple indicator cluster surveys, agriculture census, labour market surveys, price indices, trade statistics and disability surveys. Other surveys and census may be included as required.

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