Registration points should be within a reasonable distance for the whole population, or measures, such as digital registration options, need to be undertaken to facilitate civil registration in remote areas on a routine basis, including for hard-to-reach and marginalized populations. In terms of human resources, CRVS systems depend on a sufficient number of qualified staff. Governments need to consider mechanisms for career development and appreciation, as well as ongoing training to enhance the skills of and retain staff.

Example activities

  • Analysing business processes within CRVS systems with a view to identifying options for enhanced cost-effectiveness as well as resource gaps;
  • Allocating adequate national financial resources for the implementation of national comprehensive CRVS strategies;
  • Introducing measures to ensure availability of registration infrastructure, staffing, and equipment and supplies;
  • Investigating the appropriateness of public-private partnerships to address infrastructure gaps;
  • Training registration staff in correct registration and certification procedures and practices, possibly through online qualification systems along with periodic retraining;
  • Providing staff in the national statistical system with training on using administrative data to produce statistics;
  • Introducing courses in medical schools and continuing training for physicians in certification of causes of death and for statistical clerks in ICD coding procedures.