Pacific Economy Research Project

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Pacific people spend a lot of time helping others. A lot of this help is performed without pay. We at MPP would like to recognise and celebrate the contributions Pacific Peoples make to what the NZ government calls the informal economy and unpaid productive work.

To do this, we are collecting data on the ways Pacific people help others, and the time Pacific people spend helping others. We are conducting a national survey, looking at Pacific Peoples from 9 ethnic communities:

  • Samoan
  • Tongan
  • Cook Island Maori
  • Niuean
  • Tokelauan
  • Fijian
  • Tuvaluan
  • Kiribati
  • Rotuman + Other Pacific Peoples

We are looking at people from all across NZ and from all age groups from 15 years old and older.

We also want to know how the COVID-19 lockdown changed how you helped other people.

The results of this survey fit into a larger project looking at how Pacific People engage in the NZ informal economy. These findings will be used to improve policy and community development.

To get in touch with the project team for support in taking the survey, general questions or to receive updates about the project, please contact us at: [email protected]