Recent News

2020 pocket statistical summary

September 15, 2020
Our 2020 pocket statistical summary has arrived, providing a quick overview of statistics for the people and economies of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) member countries.

Economic statistics 2030 agenda: where does pacific stand

September 2, 2020
The success of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is measured using 231 globally agreed indicators, 46 of them require the calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a complex indicator calling for a long list of statistics.

Webinar series on utilization of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

July 27, 2020
Theme: 2020+ the era of Administrative data; looking into the role of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (PACCOICOP) 2020

July 6, 2020
The Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose 2020 (PACCOICOP 2020) is a regional classification of goods and services purchased by individuals and households in the Pacific Island countries and territories.

Papua New Guinea Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System Assessment 2019

June 23, 2020
The PNG current legislation has many problems; neither clearly stating that registration is compulsory nor the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders so much of the burden falls on parents or family members to complete the registration process.

Capacity for producing economic statistics in the Pacific - Information paper

May 28, 2020
The paper looks at the capacity of PICTs to produce a core set of economic indicators.

“QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping” manual launching

May 19, 2020
SDD is pleased to announce the launch of its QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping manual.

The Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Pacific Island Economies

April 29, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic around the world has necessitated the Statistics Development Division (SDD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) to explore it’s impact on the Pacific Island economies.