Pacific Regional Information

PRISM began as a project to empower SPC member states by providing them with the equipment and skills to publish statistical indicators and information on their own website.


Prior to the PRISM project, most Pacific National Statistics Offices (NSOs) did not have a website and now all member states have a website that they own, manage and update independently. The national websites include:

• Key statistical indicators such as population and gross domestic product
• Documentation such as census reports, and domestic health surveys
• Statistical summaries, reports, concepts and definitions.


There are 3 Steps to Access Regional Data on PRISM:123

  2. CHOOSE TYPE OF INDICATOR GROUPING - e.g. CPI, Trades, Government Debt
  3. CHOOSE INDICATOR - e.g. Imports, Exports


From here you can: 

  1. View and refine regional tables
  2. Analyze time-series charts and graphs
  3. Discuss trends with our specialists
  4. Access relevant reports and publications


Please get in touch with us at any time via our feedback page

Links to Data Specialists!

We are now providing a closer link between the data and the subject-matter specialists to add value and allow us to advise on data usage and application.

For example you can get in touch with the Economic Statistician Alick Nyasulu at the Statistics and Demography Programme of SPC if there are any questions about the regional economic statistics provided via PRISM.

Why Publish National Statistics?

Published national statistics help to:

pdf_iconAvoid repeat requests for information from users 
• Reduce the risk of losing older data as all reports can be stored online
• Increase countries’ international voice as national data is disseminated effectively

The information available on each national statistical website makes up the PRISM website.

Excel-iconPRISM highlights new data posted on the national websites and collates indicators in regional summaries. These summaries facilitate comparisons across the region and serve as a springboard for regional analysis and planning.