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Meet David Abbott, Manager - Data Analysis and Dissemination at SPC, discussing SPC’s Role in Supporting Improvements in CRVS in the Pacific

Photo credit: Imagicity, Graham Crumb - Family in Port Vila, Vanuatu  

The celebration of the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015–2024)

The CRVS community in Asia and the Pacific is now actively preparing for the celebration of the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015–​2024), planned for 16 to 19 November 2021. In this effect, many of their partners and member countries are leading actions…

Stat of the week: Nearly everyone in Tonga is covered by at least a 3G mobile network

Nearly everyone in Tonga is covered by at least a 3G mobile network (99% in 2019). This is a great improvement on the estimated 15% coverage in 2013. Information and communications technology can alleviate the challenges of distance and isolation,…

Upcoming Pacific Data Hub webinars on Open Data, Data Analysis and Dissemination for Good Governance

The Pacific Statistics and Data Project-PSD, managed by the Pacific Data Hub (PDH) and the SPC's Statistics for Development Division (SDD), invites you to join its first webinar series in November 2021.

What do the statistics tell us about the impacts of the COVID-19 on PICT economies

A new paper by SPC Statistics Advisor-Strategic Planning Monitoring Analysis, Elizabeth Ragimana and SPC Data Analysis and Dissemination Manager, David Abbott reveals how almost eighteen months on since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide,…

Data gaps on Pacific kava production, trade and consumption hinder full analysis of investment and growth opportunities

The lack of reliable and comprehensive data on production, domestic consumption and exports of kava could be holding back investment and growth prospects for the kava industry according to a new paper by Nilima Lal, Economic Statistics Adviser,…

Elizabeth Ragimana

Pacific Kava Industry: Better Data Needed to Support Industry Growth

Pacific Data 'Community of Practice' Talanoa Session Pacific Kava Industry: Better Data Needed to Support Industry Growth   Kava is an important commodity for Pacific Island Countries and territories with significant cultural, social, and economic value…

Stat of the week: It is estimated that 84.6% of people in Nauru living with a severe disability collect disability social protection benefits

It is estimated that 84.6% of people in Nauru living with a severe disability collect disability social protection benefits.   17 October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on the theme: Building forward together - Ending Persistent…
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