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…

Economic Statistics For The 2030 Agenda: Where Does The Pacific Stand

Photo: Pixabay / Julius Silver This blog was originally published on https://www.unescap.org/blog/economic-statistics-2030-agenda-where-does-pacific-stand

Measuring and managing impacts of COVID-19

SPC launches goods and services data comparison manual

The Pacific Community (SPC) has just published the Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose 2020 (PACCOICOP 2020), a regional classification of goods and services purchased by individuals and households in Pacific Island…

Pacific Community’s Statistics for Development Division launches “QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping” manual

The Pacific Community (SPC) has just published a manual to help National Statistics Offices and other government ministries undertaking censuses and surveys make optimal use of QGIS, an open-source and free geographic information system (GIS) software.…

SPC Elected as Chair of the Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Group for 2020-21

The Statistics for Development Division is proud to announce that SPC has been elected unanimously as the Chair of the Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Group at a side event of the 2020 UN statistical Commission meeting in New York. SPC was…

International Conference on Agriculture Statistics

​'International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) is a series of conferences, sponsored by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Bank (WB), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA…

[VIRTUAL] 5th Pacific Statistics Methods Board (PSMB) Meeting - July 2020

The meeting will cover:
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