Papua New Guinea Independence Day

Stat of the week: In Papua New Guinea only 13.4% of children aged under 5 had their birth registered with a civil authority

Birth registration is the first step toward legal identification and a foundation for human rights. While many Pacific Island countries are achieving birth registration rates of 85% or higher, in Papua New Guinea only 13.4% of children aged under 5 had…

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,…

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​ ​

Stat of the week: 47% of households in PNG had access to electricity in 2018

47% of households in Papua New Guinea had access to electricity in 2018, a big improvement from the 20% figure in 2010.  

Stat of the week: Papua New Guinea is estimated to produce 495 tonnes of Vanilla per year

Papua New Guinea is estimated to produce 495 tonnes of Vanilla per year, and is the fifth leading Vanilla Bean producer in the world.

Stat of the week: cumulative cases of COVID-19 in 11 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

There have been 67,420 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in 11 Pacific Island Countries and Territories as of 22 July 2021, with 86% reported in 3 countries (Fiji, French Polynesia and Papua New Guinea).

Stat of the week: Number of women of reproductive age in PNG have their family planning needs met using modern methods

One-half of women of reproductive age in PNG have their family planning needs met using modern methods (Demographic and Health survey 2016-18). Explore more data:

Fisheries story: First leadership training for regional aquaculture enterprises

The Pacific Community (SPC), through the Sustainable Pacific Aquaculture Development Project (PacAqua), worked with Megan Streeter, lead trainer, to deliver a first-of-its-kind training on leadership targeted at regional aquaculture enterprises. The…
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