• 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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Samoa's Government Statistician visits the Thai Bureau of Registration Administration (BORA)

Samoa's Government Statistician recently came for a study visit to the Bureau of Registration Administration of Thailand (BORA). On April 5th, staff members of ESCAPs Statistics Division accompanied Mr. Sefuiva R. Muagututia of the Samoan Bureau of Statistics for a meeting with Mr. Suchart Thaneerat, the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Registration Administration and other BORA staff members.

Leave No One Behind: The importance of CRVS for Social Development and the 2030 Agenda

A panel discussion focusing on the important connection between CRVS, Social Development and the Sustainable Developments Goals will be held as a side event to the fourth session of the Committee on Social development. The getinthepicture.org website was also officially launched at this event with the video below explaining how to get the most out of the website.

Also available online are the other videos presented in the meeting:

Assessing the Quality and Use of birth death and cause of death information in Cambodia

This comprehensive assessment reviewed the main aspects of Cambodia's Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system using the WHO guidance tool. These include the legal and regulatory framework; registration, certification and coding practices; and the compilation, tabulation and use of the resulting data. The focus throughout the assessment was on births, deaths and causes of death, because these are fundamental to guide public health programes, monitor population dynamics and measure key health indicators.

Workshop Report on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Comprehensive Assessment and Plan Development for Pakistan

Report on the four day Pakistani National Workshop on Comprehensive Assessment and Plan Development for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) from June 10-13, 2013 at Bhurban, Murree, Pakistan. 
 Workshop Objectives included:

Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2010

The Sample Registration System (SRS) in India is the largest demographic survey in the world covering about 1.5 million households and 7.3 million population. It has continued to be the main source of information on fertility and mortality indicators both at the State and National levels. Apart from the large sample size and geographical spread in most of the Districts, the system has a unique feature of dual recording, which involves collection of data through two different procedures viz., continuous enumeration and retrospective half-yearly surveys.