On of the department’s goals was to strengthen the analytical skills of its staff, having in-depth studies on generating indicators relevant to the SDGs. 

In ???? there was training coordinated by the department and funded by the FAO to look into the food pattern in Tonga. Other agencies with a statistical office or officer were invited to participate in this workshop up to 2 participants.

Later on the Statistics Day, launched the result or finding of food pattern in Tonga using the 2015-16 Household Income and Expenditure Survey.