• Asia-Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Research Forum

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

    Read More
  • Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    The Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS took place from the 16th to 19th November, 2021. It has been the occasion to celebrate progress through the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), identify remaining challenges, emphasize CRVS for sustainable development and promote CRVS as the foundation for legal identity.

    Recordings, side-events and preparatory and outcome documents can be consulted on this website.

    Read More
  • Midterm review - a snapshot of progress midway through the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade

    In preparation of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific held from 16 to 19 November 2021, ESCAP has prepared a report on the situation of CRVS systems in the region. By celebrating the progresses and highlighting the challenges remaining to achieving universal registration systems, the report aims at shaping the priorities for the second half of the Decade.

    Read More

Follow CRVS news in Asia and the Pacific by subscribing to the CRVS Insight Newsletter

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.

To learn more about CRVS in Asia and the Pacific, please subscribe to our newsletter, which offers a monthly panorama of CRVS actions throughout the region

Previous editions can be found here.



Read the midterm report


Civil Registration Vital Statistics (CRVS) Inception Workshop for Assessing Inequalities in Registration in Samoa

The inception workshop will be a participatory workshop to introduce the project, further develop relationships among relevant stakeholders (data providers, data users, and policy makers), discuss challenges with doing such an inequality assessment, and collaboratively develop a plan for the way forward.

Legal Identity Systems in Asia and the Pacific: Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management

This paper discusses the relationship between civil registration and identity management systems in Asia and the Pacific, providing an overview of the approaches taken to develop and strengthen legal identity systems. It describes the functionalities of legal identity systems and the key components of  present-day systems, highlighting the increasing role of digitization and structural re‑organization in system reforms.

Assessment, Analysis, and Redesign of Birth and Death Registration Business Processes: Niue (2021) - CRVS Business Process Improvement (BPI) Brief

A multi-sectoral team of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) stakeholders in Niue (from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Services and Niue Statistics Office) were engaged to examine current birth and death registration processes, using Stage 1 of the CRVS Systems Improvement Framework as the methodological guide, to identify gaps and determine areas for improvement.