SPC produces a wide variety of publications, many of which can be downloaded free of charge from this website. Through its publications, often produced in partnership with members and other regional and international organisations, SPC contributes information and knowledge to support sustainable development in the Pacific Island region.
Recent publications are featured here. Publications on specific sectors can be found on the pages of each SPC division.
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A multi-agency working group on food security in the Pacific reconvened
Pacific Valuation of Culture Study
Commissioning a Pacific Valuation of Culture Study to assist in the development of a regional cultural strategy. This study will propose a methodology on how to value culture in the Pacific along the four pillars of the Pacific Plan.
Stocktake of gender mainstreaming capacity
Coordinating surveys to measure the capacity of ministries and departments responsible for gender issues and women’s empowerment, and other government counterparts to mainstream gender throughout government. Participating countries include: FSM, Tonga, Cook Islands and Solomon Islands.
Festival of Pacific Arts evaluation
Commissioning an evaluation of the Festival of Pacific Arts to measure its cultural, economic and social impacts on host and participating countries and territories over the past three festivals (hosted by New Caledonia, Palau and American Samoa). The study, funded through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will particularly evaluate the contribution of the festival to safeguarding and promoting intangible cultural heritage.
Women in politics (July–August)
Conducting training on the participation of women in politics for FSM and other North Pacific countries and territories in collaboration with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
Gender indicators workshops
Running workshops on gender indicators to assist French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna with reporting for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Research project on gender-based violence and child abuse
The project, which began in August 2007, is being carried out in Kiribati and Solomon Islands. The final results of the studies will be published in 2009. Events on the calendar this year include:
Community development training
In 2009, the HDP Community Education Training Centre’s (CETC’s) activities include: