New national qualifications software application improves management of student data

A centralised software application that captures the progress of tertiary students was developed by the Pacific Community (SPC) is now available to support national quality assurance agencies across the region. The software, called the National…

ACCELERATING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: THE ROLE OF GENDERSENSITIVE POVERTY DATA

Panellists will discuss the interrelated systemic barriers that constrain women’s economic pathways to empowerment, the challenges that lack of disaggregated data pose for tackling them, and how availability of such data enables gender-responsive action…

Open Data and Right to Information – Vital tools to enhance transparency and accountability and reduce corruption

Open data – government data and information that is available for everyone to access and share – is a vital tool to enhance transparency, accountability and reduce corruption. The more citizens know about official statistics, government spending and the…

Promoting Election Integrity through Open Data

A credible election is one that is inclusive, transparent, accountable, and competitive. While many observers focus on the specific event of election day, elections are actually a process made up of multiple components. Public confidence in each step of…

Pacific data for meaningful solutions in the Pacific context

Lydia Kaforau is a neonatal and pediatric nurse currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

“The most interesting and important thing was the fact that it took place at all.” Pacific Kava Industry: Better Data needed to support industry growth talanoa.

Kava data was the topic of discussion at the Pacific Data Hub Community of Practices’ final talanoa for 2021. The talanoa moderator was Dr Tess Newton Cain, Project Lead at the Griffith Asia Institute’s Pacific Hub, and our speakers were Tanuvasa Semy…

Using COVID-19 travel bans to precipitate a digital transition in coastal fisheries science

Collecting scientifically robust data to understand and sustainably manage coastal fisheries across the Pacific requires sustainable and well-designed scientific monitoring programmes – an outcome that has proven to be a difficult objective, given the…

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…
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