Recent News

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 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.

'Regional comparison, that is where the data gap is'

June 10, 2021
Health, disability, gender, employment indicators and data are key for effective policy development in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs).

“QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping” manual launching

May 19, 2020
SDD is pleased to announce the launch of its QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping manual.

The Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Pacific Island Economies

April 29, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic around the world has necessitated the Statistics Development Division (SDD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) to explore it’s impact on the Pacific Island economies.

FSM Voluntary National Review Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals was a Success

December 9, 2019
The purpose of the meeting was to update His Excellency the President of the FSM, on the outcomes of the Voluntary National Review Workshop, held early December, and to hear his views on the next steps.

Solomon's Gov’t acquired benchmark information on agriculture

December 2, 2019
The recently launched and first ever National Agriculture Survey (NAS) 2017 report is timely says the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Undersecretary Technical (Acting) Michael Ho’ota.