Meeting of the Pacific Statistics Steering Committee (PSSC)

Noumea, New Caledonia
Kind of event
Joint Partner


In line with its Terms of References, PSSC will meet on Monday 13th November 2017 to consider the TYPSS Phase 3 Design. Subject to PSSC endorsement, this document and its recommendations will be submitted for final consideration at the meeting of the Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS) on Tuesday 14th until 16th November 2017.

PSSC Terms of References:

i. Guiding the establishment and development of a framework to achieve the implementation and regular monitoring of TYPSS,
ii. Endorsing common definitions and standards that will underpin a greater harmonization of statistical processes and outputs as mandated by the Pacific Plan, and
iii. Providing guidance to the statistical activities undertaken by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, PFTAC and other statistical providers in the region.
iv. To review the progress of implementation of the TYPSS, to consider and propose action to resolve implementation challenges including the periodic review and revisions to TYPSS based on operational experience.
v. When required, act to represent the collective interests of the Chief Statisticians of the region.

Members and participants for 2017 PSSC Meeting:

Members Agency
1. Simil Johnson Vanuatu GS and PSSC Chair
2. Epeli Waqavonovono Fiji GS
3. Viliami Fifita Tonga GS
4. Taggy Tangimetua Cook Is GS
5. Ipia Gadabu Nauru GS
6. Iapi Jasperse (Rep) Tokelau GS
7. Carl Dominguez Guam GS and Director of Planning
8. Bruce Hockman ABS
9. Nic Notarpietro DFAT
10. Kelvin Watson Statistics NZ GS
11. Len Cook Friend of the Chair
12. Ofa Ketuu SDD Director, Secretariat