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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • Call for abstracts: 2023 Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum

    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) welcomes the submission of abstracts for 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Launch of Getting Every One in the Picture - 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.

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  • Resources for civil registration during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The current pandemic is disrupting CRVS systems all over the world, but also highlighting why well-functioning systems are more essential than ever. As a result, the UN Statistics Division, the World Health Organization and the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force developed COVID-19 resources offering guidance for civil registration stakeholders on maintaining CRVS activities.

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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

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Dictionary for Civil Registration and Identification

This dictionary aims to broaden the understanding of the concepts and terms pertaining to civil registration and identification, and thus contribute in a small way to accurate and concise communication in this area. This dictionary is an attempt to develop a common understanding of existing terminology and terms that have not been described anywhere else by combining them all in one document.

Compiling mortality statistics from civil registration systems in Viet Nam the long road ahead

This paper presents the findings of a case study of civil registration and vital statistics systems in three provinces in Viet Nam. The assessment framework used explores administrative, technical and societal issues that influence civil registration systems to critically examine the current availability and adequacy of the data that the system records.

CoDEdit Implementing Basic Checks on Cause of Death Data Guide

The CoDEdit tool is intended to help producers of cause-of-death statistics to strengthen their capacity in performing routine checks on their data in order to minimize errors. While the CoDEdit tool is applied at data compilation stage, its primary purpose is to warn and flag basic gross errors, alert about possible misuse of codes and finally provide a summary of the data set.

Characteristics, availability and uses of vital registration and other mortality data sources in post-democracy South Africa Paper

The value of good-quality mortality data for public health is widely acknowledged. While effective civil registration systems remains the ‘gold standard’ source for continuous mortality measurement, less than 25% of deaths are registered in most African countries. Alternative data collection systems can provide mortality data to complement those from civil registration, given an understanding of data source characteristics and data quality.

Cause of death on the death certificate in line with ICD-10, Quick reference guide

The section on the cause of death on the death certificate is identical worldwide. It has two parts - called Part I and Part II, and a section to record the time interval between the onset of each condition and the date of death. 
Part I - is used for diseases or conditions that form part of the sequence of events leading directly to death. 
Part II - is used for conditions which have no direct connection with the events leading to death but whose presence contributed to death.

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