• 2024 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Applied Research Training Initiative

    The CRVS applied research training (CART) initiative focuses on enhancing CRVS systems through supporting applied research on strategies, interventions, and tools. This involves designing projects to address practical questions, employing robust methodologies, and identifying key personnel for effective implementation and publication. The need to strengthen practitioners' research capacity is evident, as highlighted in the Asia-Pacific CRVS research forum held in 2023. 

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  • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems Improvement Framework

    To meet the targets of the CRVS Decade, a Business Process Improvement approach can help improve and streamline Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system. The CRVS Systems Improvement Framework help CRVS stakeholders assess, analyze and redesign, to improve user experience and produce timely vital statistics. 

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  • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Inequality Assessments

    The Ministerial Declaration on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific emphasizes the need to address CRVS inequalities among hard-to-reach and marginalized populations, promoting universality and equity in civil registration regardless of factors such as gender, religion, or ethnicity. Countries are encouraged to conduct assessments to assess where such inequalities may exist.

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  • Asia-Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Research Forum

    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized the first Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum which was held from 3-4 April 2023. Hosted by ESCAP in Bangkok, the fully online event offered a major research, information sharing, and capacity-building opportunity for participants. They were able to present at and attend paper presentations and interactive sessions, including networking opportunities.


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The CRVS community in Asia and the Pacific has reflected on where it stands at the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) during the Second Ministerial Conference. Following this celebration of progress, many of our partners and member countries are leading actions to fill the remaining gaps.

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United Nations 9th Global Forum on Gender Statistics CoE-CRVS Side Events: Strengthened marriage registration as a tool for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Strengthened marriage registration as a tool for gender equality and women’s empowerment


Thursday, 31 August, 2023

7.00hs-8.30hs SAST/CET

Watch the event at bit.ly/9gfgsday3 (no registration required)

The objectives of this session are to provide a brief overview of the global landscape on marriage and divorce registration and to review recent experiences, innovations and lessons in marriage registration system strengthening from Uganda, Indonesia and Guatemala.

Unlocking SDG 16.9: Harnessing the UN Legal Identity Agenda for Leaving No One Behind

UNICEF, in collaboration with UN Legal Identity Agenda co-chairs, UNDESA and UNDP are hosting an in-person side event at the 2023 SDG Summit. The side event aims to facilitate knowledge exchange by showcasing successful strategies, innovative approaches, and insights from six priority countries: Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Workshop on Data Analysis and Report Writing for Civil Registration Based Vital Statistics in Maldives: Deaths and Causes of Death

In collaboration with Maldives Bureau of Statistics, ESCAP is organizing a national workshop on data analysis and report writing for civil registration based vital statistics in Malé, Maldives from September 3rd to 7th 2023.

Technical Workshop on CRVS System Interoperability and Data Sharing

The workshop, largely funded by the USA Embassy in New Zealand with support from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, seeks to build relationships between Civil Registrars in New Zealand, Niue, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, and America Samoa by exploring the use of technology and innovation to strengthen identity security across the region.