SPC Statistics for Development Division (SDD)

The Statistics for Development Division (SDD) is one of SPC’s nine technical divisions and operates from SPC’s headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia. The SDD team is comprised of statistical experts including demographers, economists, epidemiologists and social statisticians working alongside technological experts in geographic information systems, database development, data-processing, and web development - all supported by highly skilled publications, project management, and financial planning staff. SDD's goal is to strengthen the capacity of national statistical systems and social and economic planning agencies to provide policy-makers and analysts with important demographic, economic and social indicators for planning and decision-making. SDD’s core activities revolve around data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Along with technical assistance provided during collections, we run specialist training workshops around the Pacific region and Noumea-based attachments where Pacific Region National Statistics Offices staff work alongside SDD staff on specific projects.