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Civil Registration and Vital Statistics profiles for the Pacific Island region

August 30, 2021
The CRVS profiles consolidate knowledge shared by countries on the status of their CRVS systems in the recent past, including through government websites, published reports, media releases and presentations, and direct engagement between the authors of these profiles and in-country civil registration offices and health information offices.

COD coding Curriculum for PICTs report

August 16, 2021
Coding causes of death to an international standard enables the comparability of mortality statistics over time and between countries.

The benefits of the partnership between the ABS and SPC, a blog by Hugh Stehlik, ABS

August 11, 2021
ABS has a long-standing relationship with SPC, including contributing technical expertise, support and assistance to the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (2010-2020) which is led by the SPC Statistics for Development Division (SDD).

Pacific Islands making the move to electronic data collection

July 10, 2021
Between 2010 and 2020, many Pacific Islands and Territories have updated their traditional data collection processes, embracing new technologies. The island nations Kiribati and Vanuatu, among others, successfully switched to computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), a new data management system and a survey monitoring dashboard.

2019 Nauru mini-census fact sheets

July 8, 2021
The 2019 Nauru mini-census was carried out to update statistics on the population and the socio-economic situation of all persons living in private households in Nauru.

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, Asia and the Pacific Decade midterm report

June 28, 2021
ESCAP just published a report titled "Getting every one in the picture - A snapshot of progress midway through the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade". The report shows that the Asia-Pacific region is on the right path to reach goals of universal and responsive CRVS systems.

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience

June 28, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience: Global Applications and Lesson report is now available.

'Regional comparison, that is where the data gap is'

June 10, 2021
Health, disability, gender, employment indicators and data are key for effective policy development in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs).