Stat of the week: 44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation

44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation (defecating outside rather than using a toilet).

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  

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,…

New methodology transforms the way key development data is collected in the Pacific

In 2018, New Zealand financed, via a fund dedicated to innovation, the piloting of a new method of collecting data related to household income and expenditure. The experience, which took place in the Marshall Islands, would open up new development…

Mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping of Food Systems: Supporting Access to Timely and Open Data in the Pacific

Photo: Latest dashboard from COVID-19 mVAM Survey of Containment Areas in Fiji (August 2021) - WFP Timely access to reliable data on food security is vital for decision making in times of crisis, especially for the Pacific in the context of the current…

Stat of the week: 98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school

  98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school. (PILNA 2018)

Stat of the week: proportion of the population in the Pacific aged from 15 to 24 years old

Did you know that Pacific populations are young? 18% of the population in the Pacific Islands Countries and territories is aged from 15 to 24 years old. Discover more data:

The benefits of the partnership between the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Pacific Community, a blog by Hugh Stehlik, ABS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has a long-standing relationship with the Pacific Community (SPC), including contributing technical expertise, support and assistance to the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (2010-2020) which is led by the…

Pacific food systems and data Talanoa

SPC's Pacific Data Community of Practice presents Pacific Food Systems and data on July 27, 2pm (Fiji time). Join our panel of experts for a talanoa on Pacific Food Systems, how they are impacted by COVID-19 and the role of data and statistics in…

Pacific islands making the move to electronic data collection

Photo credit: Unsplash, Adli Wahid This story was originally published on Data for change website.
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