Pacific Statistics Standing Committee

(PSSC)

The Pacific Statistics Steering Committee (PSSC) was originally established by the 3rd Regional Conference of Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS) at its meeting in July 2010. Its main purpose was to oversee the implementation of the Ten-Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS) 2010-2020.

With the increasing importance of statistics to the governments of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), it was agreed at the 5th meeting of HOPS in 2017 that as part of new Pacific Statistics Governance Structure, the PSSC should, in future be styled the “Pacific Statistics Standing Committee”. This change in name would reflect the evolving role of the PSSC into becoming an official subsidiary body of HOPS.

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