Recent News

Gender and the Pacific in numbers: Open data visualisation contest launches with $15k in prizes

May 6, 2024
Youth, students and data specialists alike are invited to ‘breathe life’ into Pacific gender statistics through open data and data visualisation in the 2024 Pacific Dataviz Challenge—competing for a share of $15,000 in prizes supported by SPC and the Government of New Caledonia.

‘Sans frontières’ births, deaths, marriages: Cross-agency, cross-border data-sharing advocated in SPC report

May 5, 2024
Landmark research on the potential to share news of births, deaths and other life events across national agencies and borders has been shared by the Pacific Community, charting a new frontier for civil registration and vital statistics ahead of a major conference in the field.

Pacific statistical research and ‘innovative experiments’ proposals sought by 26 April in SPC–World Bank initiative

April 18, 2024
Stakeholders in Pacific statistics and development are invited to put forward proposals for statistical innovation and research that seeks to improve welfare data collection and accessibility in the region, with financing for a range of projects available.

Monitoring and measuring population health

March 21, 2024
Accurate medical certification is important for understanding the health status of a population.

Decadal characteristics of small-scale fishing livelihoods in 13 PICTs

March 1, 2024
Small-scale fisheries are cornerstones of wealth, food, and tradition for people throughout the Pacific region.

Climate Change and Natural Disasters Sourcebook

December 1, 2023
SPC has published a Climate Change and Natural Disasters Sourcebook.

New Action Plan for CRVS

July 16, 2023
The improvement of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in the Pacific requires a diverse set of technical expertise that is not available in any one agency.

Civil registration and vital statistics systems in the Pacific, 2023

July 6, 2023
This compendium pulls together civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) country profiles for the Pacific Island region.