Pacific Workshop, Developing a Generic Tool for Policy - Data Intergration

19 Mar 2018 to 21 Mar 2018
Nadi, Fiji

In the Pacific region, the Ten-Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS) was adopted by leaders of Pacific Islands and Territories in 2009 in recognition of the needs for a comprehensive plan to drive improvement and development of statistics in the Pacific region. This strategy is entering its 3rd and final phase, and at the recently conducted Heads of Planners and Statistics (HOPS) meeting , held in Noumea from 14-16 November, 2017, the revamped goals of the TYPSS were presented to the meeting. Of these goals, the second goal illustrates the need for national statistical systems from countries of the pacific region to know and understand what core statistics are required to be produced in order to monitor progress against national priorities:

Proposed TYPSS Phase III, Goal 2
PICTS are producing and disseminating (either in-house or through TA) an agreed core set of high-quality economic, social and environmental statistics in a timely and user-friendly manner
and in line with national priorities, and integrating SDG and regional reporting requirements.

Understanding data requirements, including necessary levels of disaggregation, from relevant existing national policies and plans, will form the basis for developing this “agreed core set”.