COVID-19

COVID resources can be found below:

Population grids

Population grids have been generated for Pacific Island Countries and Territories to provide population densities for COVID planning purposes. The grids cells are 100m x 100m (1 hectare) and are modelled using most recent census data projected where possible to 2020.

The images below show a sample (capital city) for each country.
Full datasets can be downloaded by clicking on each respective image.

American Samoa

Cook Islands

Federated States of Micronesia

Fiji

French Polynesia

Guam

Kiribati

Marshall Islands (Republic of)

Nauru

Niue

Northern Mariana Islands

Palau

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Wallis and Futuna

Click on the population grid image to access country's full dataset via the Pacific Data Hub.


Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) material:

Download 'Maintaining Civil Registration and Vital Statistics during the COVID-19 pandemic' recommendations here.

Download the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations of national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems 2020 report.

Pre-COVID-19 baseline indicators for PICTs

As the world is facing an unprecedented crisis with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pacific region has not been as affected as the rest of the world when it comes to infection rates, but the economic implication of the pandemic has been catastrophic across many of the 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

During the pandemic, many data are being collected to assess the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific populations. For example, the World Bank is currently implementing High Frequency Surveys on COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands while other organisations, such as ILO, UN Women and UNICEF, are conducting similar Socioeconomic Impact Assessments. In addition to specific surveys to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and labour market, regularly implemented nationally representative surveys, such as Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES) or Labour Force Surveys (LFS), continue to be implemented. Together, the COVID-specific surveys and ongoing conduct of regular surveys will help policy makers and planners to evaluate the impact of COVID-19.

It is, however, important for comparability purposes to have access to pre-COVID-19 baseline information, which will serve as a benchmark to evaluate the impact that the global pandemic has had on Pacific economies and households, and to identify populations that are most vulnerable to the health and economic fallout.

Read the Pre-COVID-19 baseline indicators for 9 Pacific Island countries full story.

Country baseline metrics

Presentation Documents and Links
Cook Islands link
Federated States of Micronesia link
Nauru link
Niue link
Palau link
Solomon Islands link
Tokelau link
Tonga link
Tuvalu link

School Locations:

Download school locations here.

Below is an example of the Fiji dataset.

Fiji School locations

Recent Updates

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Pre-COVID-19 baseline indicators for PICTs

December 14, 2020 on COVID-19
Read our Pre-COVID-19 country Baseline metrics.
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COVID-19 Impacts on Visitors arrival and on Economy in the Pacific

December 10, 2020 on COVID-19
New publications on the impact of the COVID-19 on Visitor arrival and on the Economy in the region have been released.
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Pacific Statistical / Economic Briefing of COVID-19 Economic Impacts

August 21, 2020 on COVID-19
A Pacific Statistical / Economic Briefing of COVID-19 Economic Impacts has just been uploaded along with associated data.
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Measuring and monitoring the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of the region

June 4, 2020 on COVID-19
See here a recommended list of administrative data to be used as leading indicators of macroeconomic impacts
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High-frequency Phone Surveys (HFPM) of Households to Monitor the Impact of COVID-19

May 29, 2020 on COVID-19
Read about High-frequency Phone Monitoring Surveys (HFPM) of Households to Monitor the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Socioeconomic Situation, Coping Strategies and the Effectiveness of Response Measures in Pacific Island Countries and Territories.
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School locations and Economic and Social Vulnerability indicator spreadsheet added

April 29, 2020 on COVID-19
School locations for many PICTs have been made available for download as has a compilation of Economic and Social Vulnerability indicators