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This is one of the advocacy documents of the Fourth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration held from 4 to 8 December 2017 in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
Recognising the need for relevant actors to be trained in CRVS digitisation skills, based on the CRVS Digitisation Guidebook, Plan has developed a curriculum and materials that can be used by any partner wishing to train government partners in this area.
The material was presented by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the First Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa, organized in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania on 2-4 June 2015.
A global meeting on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) took place in Addis Ababa from 28-29 April 2014, co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group, and sponsored by the Government of Canada Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
The present strategic planning guide has been compiled to assist countries with the development of a civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) strategic plan and work programme following a comprehensive assessment process. A strategic management process model is proposed that outlines four distinct phases, namely: (i) strategy analysis; (ii) strategy formulation; (iii) strategy implementation; and (iv) strategy review. The guide outlines the processes and steps to be followed, together with supportive templates to be completed in each phase.
The Plan was expected to serve as a guiding tool for countries, regional and international organizations, in managing interventions and monitoring achievements in CRVS systems in Africa from 2010-2015. This regional medium-term plan (MTP) is designed to address areas that need critical reform measures to ensure improved results across all member States.
The purpose of the Guideline is to enable the national offices entrusted with generation of vital statistics to have a critical review of their activities and identify areas for improvements. Considering that civil registration system itself is in nascent stages of development in many countries, it is better to take the CRVS system together for improvement.
This guideline deals with improving Civil Registration Systems and would supplement the UN manuals on the subject. Thus, this guideline is intended to assist national governments in general and CRVS organizations in particular for preparing national strategies and action plans for improving CRVS systems.
This document highlights the importance of marriage and divorce registrations in Africa and presents the status of marriage and divorce registration, what is currently being done and recommendations for improvement.
These Guidelines have been prepared to assist African countries in undertaking a comprehensive assessment of their Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems and in the development of a national CRVS strategic plan. The guidelines are organized into two volumes: The first volume (presented on this document) provides specific steps for assessing a national CRVS system in Africa, sets out the range of options for organizing the exercise, as well as specific issues for investigation.
This guide has been designed for facilitators to use as a tool to assist country’s teams in the compilation of strategic plans and work programmes needed in the process of developing and implementing Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems in Africa, in accordance with the framework laid out in the African Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS). The guide is based on the document on strategic planning: Strategic Planning Guide for CRVS.
This document highlights the importance of death registration in Africa and presents the status of death registration, what is currently being done and recommendations for improvement.
Tool developed for African context by PLAN international in collaboration with ECA. Aims to digitalize existing documentation and state records regarding CRVS.
This document highlights the importance of birth registration in Africa and presents the status of birth registration, what is currently being done and recommendations for improvement.
This is a draft copy of the CRVS assessment tool in Africa.
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