10 Oct 2017

Memorandum aims to improve Pacific labour market info

10:07 am on 10 October 2017

The International Labour Organisation and the Pacific Community have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve Pacific labour market information systems and labour statistics.

Diggers work on the site at Popua

Photo: supplied / Shane Egan

Signed in Suva, the memorandum aims for improved data analysis to feed into development policies and to strengthen the capacity of Pacific Island countries to conduct labour force surveys.

The ILO said it aims to provide relevant, timely and reliable data by assisting member states to improve collation of their labour statistics.

The Pacific Community, or SPC, said it was taking steps through its Statistics for Development Division, to strengthen the production and use of quality statistics for evidence-based policy formulation across in the Pacific.