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,…

Using data to unravel the complex web of food systems

Image: Vegetables stalls at Auki market, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. Credit: Filip Milovac, WorldFish The term “food systems” refers to the web of actions and interactions involving the production, processing, transport, trade, marketing and…

The commoditisation of Data

The merits of data that can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose is already established. There are plenty of examples where new insights have been gained by simply exploring data sets. It is perhaps like the early Pacific…

Cyclone Harold data will help villages better prepare for next storm

Tropical Cyclone Harold hit island communities in Fiji in April 2020 leaving behind a wake of destruction. The wind, associated rain and wave swells caused coastal erosion, landslides and damage to village homes and community centres.

EMIS, a game changer for Pacific education systems

Photo: PNG's education statisticians who were part of a recent EQAP training on education data Imagine being able to track students’ learning progress in real time with a few clicks on a computer. Or being able to generate a report on a student’s entire…

Geospatial solutions help improve statistics in the Pacific

Cartography is an integral part of household census and survey cycles. Traditionally, maps have been used to help with field enumeration and to spatially represent aggregated results and indicators for analysis and dissemination.

Launching the one-stop-shop for Pacific Data: a blog by Jonathan Kings and Stuart Minchin

Data and statistics about the Pacific are not easy to find unless you know where to look, or they’re your own. Often they can be fragmented, and tangible results from others’ research, projects or development work are hard to compare. It’s an issue…

Good data is the key to a sustainable post-COVID Pacific

Good data and statistics make essential contributions to building resilient and strong democratic societies. Decisions based on empirical data rather than anecdote or opinion are the foundation for good policy and planning. A focus on science and…

Science is key to solving our climate change challenges

Science, and the rigorous examination and evaluation of data, is the foundation of modern society. In the harnessing of electricity, the exploration of space, the elimination of polio, or the development of the internet, to name a few examples, we have…

Regional Workshop: Using PILNA Data to Inform Decisions, Policies and Practice.

Regional participants will further explore the PILNA 2018 data in an effort to shed light on specific areas or issues identified earlier by the region's education system leaders.  EQAP and its technical partner, ACER, will assist participants on how to…
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