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.

Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies, Meeting

April 1, 2019
The Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies publication is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre with the co-operation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) ...

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)...

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.