Recent News

Taming the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic through the power of data in the Pacific Data Hub

March 11, 2021
Though less affected than some regions of the world, the Pacific has not been spared from COVID-19.

Pre-COVID-19 baseline indicators for 9 Pacific Island countries

December 14, 2020
As the world is facing an unprecedented crisis with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pacific region has not been as affected as the rest of the world when it comes to infection rates, but the economic implication of the pandemic has been catastrophic across many of the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.

Visitor arrival numbers slump in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

December 9, 2020
All around the world, COVID-19 is having serious impacts on the tourism industry. The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are no exception.

Guidelines for the harmonising of census and survey microdata released

December 8, 2020
Measurement of progress against development indicators, and evaluation of policy, requires the production of data that allow the computation of comparable statistics and indicators over time.

The Pacific Nutrient Database User Guide (PNDB)

December 2, 2020
We are pleased to introduce the Pacific Nutrient Database (PNDB) User Guide – an outcome of long-term efforts made by the Pacific Community (SPC), the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Population Registers: A Key Resource for Producing Vital Statistics brief

October 28, 2020
Technological advances have increased the potential uses of population registers for producing statistics.

Tonga boosts nationwide data on women and children with the release of first MICS results

October 21, 2020
20 October 2020 — As the small Pacific Island nation celebrated World Statistics Day, the Government of Tonga released results of the Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2019, the country’s first-ever MICS.

Impact of COVID-19 on International Merchandise Trade (IMTS) in the Pacific

October 14, 2020
Many economic sectors of Pacific Island Countries have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This is the case of International Merchandise Trade, for which statistics covering the first 6 months of the year 2020 in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu have become available.