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QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping 2022

November 14, 2022
The 2022 version of the QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping has been revamped to adapt the manual to the latest Long Term Release version of QGIS.

Pacific Statistical/Economic Briefing Dashboard, Covid-19 Economic Impacts Updates - Q1, 2022

October 20, 2022
The newly Pacific Statistical/Economic Briefing established dashboard summarises the latest available information on the leading economic indicators for the Covid-19 Economic impacts in the first quarter of 2022.

Rugby, household surveys, census and COVID-19

October 18, 2022
During the onset of COVID-19, the CSTS team of the Pacific Community (SPC) provided remote technical support to the National Statistics Offices of the Pacific region in their round robin of household surveys. Since March 2020, the CSTS team has supported the implementing 10 censuses and 7 HIES. 

The relevance of statistical classifications for PICTs

October 6, 2022
For the compilation of statistics data needs to be organised into homogenous groups with common characteristics. Statistical classifications facilitate this; they form the basis for the production of reliable and methodologically sound statistics to inform policymaking.

An unexpected treasure

August 17, 2022
“Finding so much data on this small island country accessible in a single place and so well documented has been an unexpected treasure”, said political economy professor, William Mishler.

Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System

June 13, 2022
The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food. They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are invariably local.

Population Dashboard for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories now available on Pacific Data Hub

June 7, 2022
The Pacific Data Hub has now made available a comprehensive population dashboard for all 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

What do the statistics tell us about the impacts of Covid-19 on PICT economies – Q4 2021

May 16, 2022
Key economic indicators from the final quarter of 2021 indicate an uneven recovery for the economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new paper from the Pacific Community.