COVID resources can be found below:
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.
Federated States of Micronesia
Marshall Islands (Republic of)
Northern Mariana Islands
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:
Economic and Social Vulnerability to COVID:
Download a collection of economic and social vulnerability indicators here including real GDP, remittances and tourism earnings, trade and production, domestic demand, employment, government fiscal and debt positions, poverty and health.
Download Pacific Statistical / Economic Briefing of COVID-19 Economic Impact-Quarter 1 and associated data.
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.
Download Pacific Statistical / Economic Briefing of COVID-19 Economic Impacts-Quarter 2 and associated data.
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.