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.

Full datasets are accessible from the Population Grids page in the innovation section.

Go to PICTs population grids

Economic Brief

Presentation Documents and Links
Data Tables Highlighting Key Areas of Economic & Social Vulnerability in PICTs xlsx
Covid economic lead indicators xlsx
Economic Indicators 1Q2020 Summary Analysis link
Economic Indicators 2Q2020 Summary Analysis link
Economic Indicators 3Q2020 Summary Analysis link
Economic impacts in the Pacific Half yearly (Dec 2020) link
Economic Indicators 4Q2020 Summary Analysis link
Economic Indicators 1Q2021 Summary Analysis link
Economic Indicators 2Q2021 Summary Analysis link
Economic impacts in the Pacific Half yearly (July 2021) link
Economic Indicators 3Q2021 Summary Analysis link
Economic Indicators 4Q2021 Summary Analysis link

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.

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School Locations

Schools in all Pacific Island Countries and Territories have been included in their respective Education Management Information Systems in 2015 by the Statistics for Development Division of SPC. This data can be used for applications such as disaster mitigation and optimise emergency response and service delivery.

Download school locations datasets

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