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Pacific kava production, trade and consumption: Gaps in data hinder full analysis

October 19, 2021
Cultivating and selling kava is an important source of income for many rural farmers and their families. It is also an important value-adding commodity since other than the usual powder form, it comes in other forms including capsules.

What do the statistics tell us about the Impacts of COVID-19 on PICT Economies

October 5, 2021
Almost eighteen months on since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, Pacific economies are still grappling with its impact and putting in place their economic recovery efforts.

New methodology transforms the way key development data is collected in the Pacific

September 27, 2021
In 2018, New Zealand financed, via a fund dedicated to innovation, the piloting of a new method of collecting data related to household income and expenditure. The experience, which took place in the Marshall Islands, would open up new development prospects for the entire Pacific region.

The importance of good data: Pacific food trade

September 8, 2021
Over the past century, the basic characterisation of the Pacific food system has transitioned from one of subsistence and abundance to one that relies on imports of staples and highly processed foods.

The benefits of the partnership between the ABS and SPC, a blog by Hugh Stehlik, ABS

August 11, 2021
ABS has a long-standing relationship with SPC, including contributing technical expertise, support and assistance to the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (2010-2020) which is led by the SPC Statistics for Development Division (SDD).

Pacific Islands making the move to electronic data collection

July 10, 2021
Between 2010 and 2020, many Pacific Islands and Territories have updated their traditional data collection processes, embracing new technologies. The island nations Kiribati and Vanuatu, among others, successfully switched to computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), a new data management system and a survey monitoring dashboard.

2019 Nauru mini-census fact sheets

July 8, 2021
The 2019 Nauru mini-census was carried out to update statistics on the population and the socio-economic situation of all persons living in private households in Nauru.

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience

June 28, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience: Global Applications and Lesson report is now available.