The region’s policy-makers and analysts depend on having access to timely and accurate demographic, economic and social indicators to support their work, and our merged Statistics and Demography Programme (SDP) aims to strengthen the capacity of national statistical systems and social and economic planning agencies to supply this data.
Our ‘core business’ is to provide technical assistance and training, partly through our highly valued professional attachment programme. There is a strong emphasis on helping PICTs establish good data collection systems. We also seek to improve the quantity and quality of data, indicators and reports being published in the region. The availability and quality of PICT data will increase significantly over the next few years as SDP and its national partners undertake a range of data collection activities (e.g. censuses, demographic health surveys and household income and expenditure surveys). Dissemination and utilisation of data has continued to improve through the successful PRISM and PopGIS projects.
Our e-mail : Stats&
Telephone : +687 26.20.00
Fax : +687 26.38.18