Donor and Development Partners Group (DDPG)

The Donor and Development Partner Group (DDPG) an important technical working group in the Regional Statistics Governance Framework that brings together many development partners and donor agencies with the aim to ensure that relevant partners have a regular forum through which to provide direct inputs into statistics governance in the Pacific, and to better coordinate their actions and resources in support of statistical developments. 

The DDPG normally meets annually, after the meetings of PSSC or HOPS, providing a platform for greater and more consistent engagement by donor agencies and development partners with PICTs and NSOs. 

SPC’s Statistics for Development Division (SDD), as an intermediary between its Member States and their development partners, is responsible for convening the donor and development partner group meetings. 

DDPG members include senior officials of donors and development partners including MFAT, Stats NZ, ABS, DFAT, ILO, PFTAC, PIFS, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UNSIAP, USP, World Bank, OECD, UNPF, and ADB. 

Secretariat Services are provided by the Director, SDD.

Group members

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
  3. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) – Australia
  4. Department of the Interior – United States of America
  5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) – New Zealand (chair)
  6. Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC)
  7. Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
  8. PARIS21
  9. Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ)
  10. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  11. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  13. United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP)
  14. University of the South Pacific (USP)
  15. World Bank Group (WBG)
  16. Pacific Community (SPC) (secretariat)