Recent News

Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

July 19, 2019
Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.

Sub-regional training on medical certification of causes of death, Tonga, 05-07 Dec. 2018

January 7, 2019
BAG is in the process of organising a sub-regional training for doctors on medical certification of causes-of-death, 5-7th December 2018 in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Populating labour market indicators and standardising microdata Workshop, 3-7 Dec. 2018

November 30, 2018
PICTs have been implementing a standardised labour force module in census and survey...

Launch of the PACHS17

June 20, 2018
Launching of the Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 (PACHS17)...

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.

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.