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.
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.
New paper released by the SPC looks at the levels and trends of imports of tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, as well as interventions to control its use in some Pacific Island Countries and Territories.