Mission and Vision

The Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS) 2010 – 2020 was adopted by leaders of Pacific Islands Countries and Territories in 2009. TYPSS was developed in recognition of the need for a comprehensive plan to drive improvement and development of statistics in the Pacific region. It sought to move away from annual planning by development partners and partner governments, often inadequate to the cycles related to statistical production, to provide a longer term framework for improvement in production and utilisation of statistics. It also sought to make efficient use of resources across the region to maximise the development of national statistical systems.


TYPSS is the regional approach to maximise and coordinate available resources and provide regional strategic leadership, and thereby improve the scope and quality of national statistics, and outlined a series of short and long-term programs to contribute to national statistics capacity development and regional coordination and capability.

TYPSS is the regional governance mechanism to oversee and manage the program of work in the identified sectoral priorities for statistics across PICT as well as the support required from key development partners over the ten-year period

TYPSS Coordination Unit

The TYPSS Coordination Unit is the support mechanism for PSSC in its role of monitoring implementation of TYPSS.  It is currently staffed with a Coordinator and Project Assistant responsible for the following primary duties:

  • Update the TYPSS Annual Work Plan.
  • TYPSS Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
  • Establish National Baseline Priorities and Capacities.
  • Oversee development partner coordination.
  • PSSC Communication Strategy.
  • TYPSS Coordination Strategy.
  • Other tasks as directed by PSSC.
  • Implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Preparation of an annual TYPSS report.
  • logistics for PSSC and TWG meetings.

The Australian government through DFAT provides operational funding for the coordination unit for the duration of Phase II.