02 June, 2007

Fiji Bureau of Statistics - Launch of two Survey Reports

The Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics and the University of the South Pacific invites members of the public to the Launch of Two Survey Reports by Professor Warden Narsey on Wednesday, 6 June 2007, 7pm to 9pm at the Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, Lower Campus, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The two reports are :
  • 2002-2003 Household Income and Expenditure Survey; and
  • 2004-2005 Employment and Unemployment Survey.

Program :

  • Welcome and Introduction by the Chair, Professor Biman Prasad, Head of School of Economics;
  • Speech and Launching by Timoci Bainimarama, Government Statistician;
  • Presentation by Professor Wardan Narsey on four key findings of the two reports : 1) What is the rate of poverty in Fiji? Who are the poor? Where should Fiji's "affirmative action" policies be focused? 2) It may be "more blessed to give than to receive". But why are only the poorest rural Fijians so blessed? 3) Surely the rate of unemployment in Fiji is not the official recorded 4.6%? 4) Are the men and boys of Fiji really not pulling their weight in the household work?

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

For more information, pls contact Bhavna Ram on e-mail ram_b@usp.ac.fj or telephone (679) 3232547 or e-mail info@statsfiji.gov.fj or telephone (679) 3315822.

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