An Information Paper on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics prepared for the 5th Regional Conference of Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS), held in Noumea, New Caledonia from 14-16 November 2017. The Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS) Meeting is held every three years, and brings together the heads of planning and statistics from across the Pacific to discuss statistics development in the region.
The development of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems is one of the core priorities of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS). The overall goal is to ensure that Pacific Islands and Territories (PICTs) have a robust source of vital statistics (including on causes of death) which can guide governments in service delivery, facilitate accurate inter-censal and sub-national level planning, and help monitor development.
The Information Paper discusses the following topics with reference to the Pacific region:
- Why CRVS is important
- Key achievements
- Challenges and areas of improvement
- Using the census to improve civil registration
More information on CRVS in the Pacific can be found on the Pacific CRVS website.