Recent News

Tuvalu CVRS Report 2012–2016

March 21, 2018
While countries have multiple sources of demographic data, administrative data sources, and in particular civil registration systems are universally recognised for their fundamental function of providing governments with a continuous and permanent source of population data and statistics.

Measuring SDG 16.9 in Tonga

March 20, 2018
It is estimated that almost one-in-three babies born world-wide each year do not have their births registered (there are 51 million babies).

SPC-ABS workshop on updating the weight reference period of the Consumer Price Index

June 2, 2017
Between 29 May and 1 June 2017, statisticians from Pacific Island countries and territories came together in Noumea, New Caledonia for a workshop on updating the weight reference period of the consumer price index (CPI). The workshop was organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and aimed at training price index compilers on the use of data from expenditure surveys and other sources to rebase their CPI.

Data Analysis and Report Writing (DARW) Workshop for Civil Registration Based Vital Statistics

October 28, 2016
Over the last 2 weeks of September, 18 participants from six countries participated in a data analysis and report writing workshop in Noumea. The workshop organized by the Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) and led by the Pacific Community (SPC) with assistance from ESCAP and ABS also included a representative from the data use stream of the Data4Health project managed by Vital Strategies, who are also working with the Solomon Islands and PNG on their CRVS data.

Regional classification of occupations and jobs common in Pacific Island countries and territories just released

June 15, 2016
SDD has released the Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016).

18th Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) Annual Conference

June 11, 2016
The 18th OCO Annual Conference was held in Funafuti, Tuvalu from 1 to 3 June 2016.

Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics week in Thailand

May 14, 2016
May 2016 saw the organisation of the very first Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics (APES) week.

Pacific Islands Regional Meeting on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)

February 16, 2016
The Brisbane Accord Group in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division convened a Regional Meeting on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics for the Pacific Islands, from 22 to 25 February 2016.