Pacific Statistics Methods Board (PSMB), May Meeting

The next PSMB meeting is taking place in Auckland

New Zealand, 23rd‐24th May 2019

The third meeting of the Pacific Statistics Methods Board (PSMB) will occur from 23 to 24 May, 2019, at Statistics New Zealand's office in Auckland, New Zealand.

The meeting will cover the following topics:

  1. Regional Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) Sampling Guidelines
    The Pacific Community (SPC), Statistics New Zealand, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the World Bank and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific have collaborated in the preparation of guidelines towards sample design for household income and expenditure surveys in the Pacific region. The draft guidelines will be presented to the Board who will provide direction as to the way-forward for the guidelines. The regional sampling guidelines are a derivative product from the recent Regional HIES Sampling and Planning Workshop.
  2. Terms of reference for the Sampling Sub-Committee
    The second meeting of PSMB endorsed the formation of the Sampling Sub-Committee. The next meeting of PSMB will review and finalise the terms of reference of the Sub-Committee, which is a necessary committee when considering the challenges of robust sample design in small island Pacific states.
  3. Preliminary results of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Household Income and Expenditure Survey Experiment
    The field work for the RMI HIES Experiment has been completed and the third meeting of the PSMB will bring together HIES data users to make recommendation to PSMB as to the optimal methodology to the collection of consumption data through Pacific HIES. Data users will also present on the efficacy of complementary survey modules, such as: economic activity, disability, food insecurity experience and fisheries. These modules were designed for inclusion in the HIES questionnaire to produce more comprehensive data and to avoid the need for stand-alone surveys. This marks an important milestone for HIES in the Pacific region which will improve the quality of data produced for use in policy and planning to address key regional issues, such as: poverty, over-and-undernourishment, food insecurity and economic development.

We’d like to acknowledge Pacific Statistics Support Programme, Statistics New Zealand, for hosting the PSMB and for their provision of financial support to the meeting.

Papers, presentations and meeting minutes will be posted to this page in due course.

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Statistics New Zealand, 80 Greys Avenue, Auckland 1010

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Information note 0.2MB


pdf PSMB May 2019_Agenda 0.3MB

Participants list:

pdf PSMB May 2019_Participants list 0.2MB


Reference materials:

pdf icon PSMB Oct 2018_Summary Report and Recommendations (Nov.) 0.4MB

pdf icon PSMB Oct 2018_Doc1_HIES in the Pacific 0.6MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc1_StatsNZ_PSMB Service Offering 0.3MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc2_Pacific Sampling Guidelines 2MB 

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc3_Sampling Sub Committee ToR 0.3MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc4_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Project Summary 0.4MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc5_RMI_HIES_Exp_FieldTeamFeedback 0.5MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc6_ILO_RMI HIES Experiment_Labour Force Module Evaluation 0.8MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc7_FAO_RMI HIES Experiment_Food Insecurity Experience Scale 0.4MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc8_UNICEF_RMI HIES Experiment_Disabilty Disaggregation 0.3MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc9_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Fisheries Module Evaluation 0.3MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc10_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Use For CPI 0.3MB

pdf icon PSMB May 2019_Doc11_PFTAC_RMI HIES Experiment_Use For National Accounts 0.3MB



Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres3_Sampling Subcommittee_ToR_Guidelines 2MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres4_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Project Summary 0.9MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres5_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Survey Monkey 0.4MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres6_ILO_RMI HIES Experiment_Labour Force 0.3MB 

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres7_FAO_RMI HIES Experiment 0.2MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres8_UNICEF_RMI HIES Experiment_Disabilty Disaggregation 0.2MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres10a_FAO_RMI HIES Experiment_DEC 1.2MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres10b_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_WB_UniWaikato_Poverty 0.7MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_Pres11_PFTAC_RMI HIES Experiment_National Accounts 1.4MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_FAO_RMI_HIES_Experiment_FAFH 0.5MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Financial Implication 0.2MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Partakers 0.4MB

Ppt icon PSMB May 2019_SPC_RMI HIES Experiment_Stocks 0.3MB


For further information please contact: Secretary to the Board, Dr Ofa Ketu'u