5th Regional Conference of Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS 5)

Noumea, New Caledonia
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In the four years since HOPS last met in 2013, there have been several developments that have impacted the region’s statistical landscape, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the near completion of Phase 2 of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS), and the planned commencement of TYPSS Phase 3 in 2018–2020.

In view of this, it is a timely occasion for members to come together to discuss opportunities and challenges for the region as we move into TYPSS Phase 3. This is also an opportunity for technical partners and donors to discuss ways to improve the level of technical and financial coordination required to address the priorities of member countries, including a proposed enhancement to the existing regional statistics governance framework. The work of SPC’s Statistics for Development Division (SDD) has been reviewed, and this conference provides SDD with an opportunity to present its new focus and priorities as presented in its new Business Plan.

Finally, the increasing demand for timely and high-quality Pacific statistics means that data dissemination will be a priority for the region in TYPSS Phase 3 and this must be underpinned by a well-coordinated data collection plan for the region with the right resources delivered at the right time to support it. A framework to promote greater awareness and use of Pacific statistics will also be put forward for consideration during this conference.

Expected outcomes

This meeting is expected to discuss and make decisions related to the following broad topics:

  • TYPSS Phase 3 Design and Priorities
  • Regional Statistics Governance Framework
  • Regional Statistics Method Board
  • Regional Data Dissemination Framework and Priorities
  • Proposed Technical Partnership and 5 Year Data Collection Plan

Useful Materials

Presentation Documents and Links
HOPS 2017 General Information pdf pdf pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 WP1 Draft TYPSS Phase III pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 WP2 Regional Statistics Governance Framework pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 WP3 Pacific Statistics Method Board (PSMB) pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 IP1.3 PFTAC Technical assistance on economic Statistics pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 IP1.5a Stats NZ PAAP pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 IP1.5b Stats NZ Pacific certificate in official statistics pdf
HOPS 2017 D1 Groups xlsx
HOPS 2017 D2 IP1.8 Options for MICS Pacific pdf
HOPS 2017 D2 IP3 Data Dissemination pdf
HOPS 2017 D2 IP4 SDD Contribution to Statistical Collections in TYPSS Phase II and future plans for TYPSS Phase III pdf
HOPS 2017 D2 IP5 SDD Economics Statistics pdf
HOPS 2017 D2 IP6 CRVS pdf
HOPS 2017 D2 IP9 SDD Business Plan (2018–2020) pdf
HOPS 2017 D2 WP4 Regional Data Dissemination Strategy Framework pdf
HOPS 2017 D3 IP7 SDD EMIS pdf
HOPS 2017 D3 IP8 Gender Statistics update pdf
HOPS 2017 D3 WP5 Supporting statistical collection trough partnership pdf
HOPS 2017 D3 WP6.A Pacific-SPAFS pdf
HOPS 2017 D3 WP6.B Pacific-SPAFS Endorsement pdf
HOPS 2017 D3 IP13 SDGs Regional Indicators pdf
HOPS 2017 Presentations Day 1 pptx pptx pptx pptx pptx pptx pptx pptx
HOPS 2017 Presentations Day 2 pptx pptx pdf pdf pptx pptx pptx pptx
HOPS 2017 Presentations Day 3 pptx pptx pptx pptx pdf pdf
2017 HOPS5 Meeting and Recommendation Report link