8th session of the Committee on Statistics of the ESCAP

​The Committee will discuss statistical development in the region, regional cooperation and the formulation of regional positions to advance official statistics in line with existing commitments, including the collective vision and framework for action…

Stat of the week: $2,230 is the average price per metric tonne for coconut oil

Did you know? In the Pacific, coconut is king. It helps drive many Pacific economies that rely on it and its oil.  In March 2022, the average price per metric tonne for coconut oil peaked at US$2,230. In April 2022, the price dropped slightly to US$2,095…

Population Dashboard for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories now available on Pacific Data Hub

Photo: Women from Nguna Island, Vanuatu - Credit: UN Women Asia and the Pacific/ Nicky Kuautonga/ Flickr    

Stat of the week: The estimated per capita amount of resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in Tuvalu was USD 11.75 in 2018.

Did you know ? In 2018, the estimated per capita amount of resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in Tuvalu was USD 11.75.    

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)
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