First EU-SAFE Steering Committee meeting marks progress in Pacific biosecurity and trade facilitation

Farmers at their Kava farm in Vanua Levu, Fiji. The first Steering Committee of the European Union (EU) funded project Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation for Economic Integration in the Pacific (

Stat of the week: Food and non alcoholic beverages represented 33% of household expenditure in Tonga in 2021

Did you know? Food and non-alcoholic beverages represented 33% of household expenditure in Tonga in 2021. It's the main item of expenditure followed by housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (14%) and restaurants and hotels (11%).

Exploring the World of Psychometrics: improving the educational outcomes for Pacific students

Psychometric analysis is now increasingly being employed by Pacific Island countries to analyse student assessments and report on the key areas of education identified by the national governments of the region. To improve the standard of reporting using…

Stat of the week: 90% is the estimated completion rate in upper secondary school for girls in Tonga

Did you know? 90% is the estimated completion rate in upper secondary school for girls in Tonga (80% for boys).

Stat of the week: In Tonga, 96% of the informal employment is in non-agriculture sectors

Did you know? In Tonga, 96% of the informal employment is in non-agriculture sectors in 2021. For more information on this indicator, click this link.

Tonga Constitution Day 2024

New Tonga Vital Statistics Reports

This national vital statistics report for Tonga is based on data from administrative records, published by Tongan Statistics Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice. This report presents key demographic…

Green News: Apply to the “Project Governance Graduate Fellowship Application”

Apply to the PROJECT Governance Graduate Fellowship program! The PROJECT Governance Graduate Fellowship program (ProGov Fellowship) is designed to support promising young leaders from Pacific Island countries to earn a one-year professional degree at the…

Digital Earth Pacific partnering with governments for capacity development

Digital Earth Pacific is being co-developed with Pacific countries across the region, and recently, the team worked with the Government of Tonga and technical teams to develop tools that help the country access data on land cover and land use. This…

Digital Earth Pacific's access to data and innovative tools, Ahi's story

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