Stat of the week: COVID-19 vaccination in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

As of 30 March 2021 a little over 260k doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in 12 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (Am. Samoa, Fiji, Fr. Polynesia, Guam, Marshall Ils, FSM, New Caledonia, Mariana Ils, Palau, PNG, Solomon Islands,…

Taming the ever-evolving COVID-19 data through the Pacific Data Hub

Though less affected than some regions of the world, the Pacific has not been spared from COVID-19. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Public Health Division has been closely monitoring the global and regional…

Stat of the week: Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Pacific in 2020

25 260: Total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the Pacific in 2020 (11 countries recorded no cases of COVID-19). Explore more data:

SPC Talks: The role of Statistics in Pacific development programmes

In this conversation from the "SPC Talks" series, Alison Carrington, Australia's Consul-General in Noumea, Dr Stuart Minchin, SPC Director-General and Epeli Waqavonovono, Director of the SPC's Statistics for Development Division discuss the role of…

From the Pacific to the global stage: QGIS* manual now available in five languages

What was initially a Pacific training resource is now a global tool, thanks to the collaboration between the Pacific Community (SPC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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…

New data shows significant declines in international trade in four Pacific Island countries

2020 will be remembered as the year the world experienced COVID-19, the first global pandemic of the modern era. The Pacific has not been spared, and although the number of cases has not reached certain levels known elsewhere in the world, many economic…

High Resolution Population Grid for the Pacific Region

The availability of reliable and timely spatial population data is highly valuable when analysing a wide range of sustainable development areas, including Disaster Risk Assessment and Response, Health and Infectious Disease, Water Availability or Coastal…
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