Workshop on 'Improving data dissemination and use in the Pacific Island Countries'

Background of Project:

The project titled “Improving data dissemination and use in the Pacific Island Countries” is funded by the World Bank, through the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building, and implemented by SPC’s Statistics for Development Division (SDD) in partnership with SPC Members. The project will run until the end of 2019.

There are three overarching components to the project, including:

  1. Establishing the Pacific Data Library: preservation, documentation and anonymization of microdata to facilitate low-risk dissemination in accordance with formal terms of use.

  2. Standardisation of census and survey datasets: development of guidelines to construct harmonised census and survey datasets to populate comparable indicators and to facilitate secondary data analysis.

  3. A new sampling strategy for small-island Pacific states: development of guidelines to improve the efficiency of sampling in small island states in order to balance the conflicting demand for more cost effective data collection while producing high quality disaggregated development statistics.

Each component of the project includes opportunity for participating member countries to be involved in capacity enhancement activities, which will generally cover sample design, and microdata curation, standardisation, analysis and dissemination.

Workshop objectives

The Workshop is designed to provide a high level introduction of the project to Government Statisticians and representatives from national statistical agencies. Particular attention will be given to Components 1 and 2 to ensure that participants are sufficiently briefed in order to make informed decisions throughout the project, particularly surrounding microdata preservation and documentation. 

Related Documents:

pdf iconConcept and Agenda 0.3MB

Ppt icon 1. Director Opening Remark 1B

Ppt icon 2. Intro To Project 2.5MB

Ppt icon 3. Data Preservation And Curation 4.3MB

Ppt icon 4. Inventory 0.4MB

Ppt icon 5. Data Deposit To Dissemination Processes 4.3MB

Ppt icon 6. Anonymisation 1.9MB

Ppt icon 7. Harmonisation 0.4MB

Ppt icon 8. Data Liberation 0.2MB

Ppt icon 9. Citations 1.7MB

Ppt icon 10. Next Steps 0.2MB

Ppt icon 11. Director Closing Remark 0.2MB


pdf iconTFSCB Tonga Meeting Report 0.5MB