4th Regional Conference of Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS 4)

Noumea, New Caledonia

Meeting Aim and Approches

PART 1: Review contributions made by the Statistics for Development Division in collaboration with its development partners to statistical development in the region since our last meeting in July 2010, reporting against the six objectives of the Pacific Statistics Strategy Action Plan, Phase 1 (2011–2014) – the first of three distinct phases of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy endorsed at HOPS 2010.

Each topic will be introduced by a SDD staff member, followed by short country or agency statements and plenary discussion.

PART 2: This review was jointly commissioned by AusAID and SPC to provide feedback on TYPSS implementation thus far, lessons learned, the ongoing relevance of TYPSS objectives and priorities amidst newly emerging regional and international development policy issues, to guide completion of Phase 1 (2013–2014) and assist in design of Phase 2 (2015–2017) activities.

The review will be introduced by the consultants, followed by a plenary discussion, and subsequent break-out groups, to workshop the implementation of review recommendations.

PART 3: This agenda item has been tabled to address pressing and newly emerging policy matters and their implications on national and regional statistical activities. The selection of topics has been guided by new SPC Corporate Plan and regional policy discussions, as well as in response to requests from some international stakeholders, to have an opportunity to engage with Heads of national statistical agencies of SPC member countries and territories.

Joint Event