The Donor and Development Partner Group (DDPG) is an important component in the Regional Statistics Governance Framework. This technical working group brings together many development partners and donor agencies helping to ensure that all relevant partners have a regular forum through which to provide direct inputs into statistics governance in the Pacific, and to better coordinate their actions and resources in support of statistical developments.
The DDPG normally meets annually, and prior to the meetings of either PSSC or HoPS, thus also providing a platform for greater and more consistent engagement by donor agencies and development partners with PICTs and NSOs.
SPC-SDD, as an intermediary between its Member States and their development partners is responsible for convening the annual donor and development partner group meetings.
Annual meetings were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the third meeting of DDPG will now be held on 7th November 2022.
The focus of this forthcoming meeting of the DDPG will be to act as a forum for donors and development partners (financial donors and technical assistance agencies) to help facilitate a more coordinated, strategic approach to statistical assistance and overall donor collaboration in the Pacific Region in support of the new Strategic Framework for Pacific Statistics 2022-30 (TYPSS II).