Categorie
Fiji

The promise and peril of statistics in Fiji (Mere Nailatikau, The Interpreter)

The 101-page document appeared quietly on the Fiji Bureau of Statistics website in early September. But almost immediately, the 2019-2020 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) Main Report, with a preface by then Chief Executive of the Bureau Kemueli Naiqama, garnered attention on two counts. First, its revised methodology for measuring poverty – technically informed by the World Bank and University of Bristol and aligned with global and Pacific standards. Second, its breakdown of poverty and population statistics by ethnicity.

The promise and peril of statistics in Fiji | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)