• 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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CRVS Insight brings its readers the most relevant CRVS-related news from around Asia-Pacific. CRVS Insight also highlights upcoming events like conferences and webinars, as well as brings its readers the newest resources for CRVS stakeholders, including training materials and research related to CRVS.


ESCAP initiated a project to develop guidelines and technical support for inequality assessments. The information garnered from inequality assessments should be used to inform future research and policy interventions to bridge gaps in registration between different populations. However, once inequalities have been pinpointed, countries have also identified the need for understanding how best to address them. Information and best practices on how to address inequalities in registration of births and deaths is lacking.

Regional Workshop on Agile Statistical Systems Fit for the Future, 17-19 June, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

This 3-day regional workshop which was co-organized by ESCAP and the National Statistics Office of Mongolia brought together 20 participants from National Statistical Offices, including 3 Chief Statisticians and 3 Deputy Chief Statisticians representing Bhutan, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzs