• 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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Supporting evidence to inform policy outcomes in Fiji: First consultative meeting

The Fiji evidence to action (E2A) workshop was held in Fiji on 21 June 2023.

It presented an opportunity to CRVS stakeholders to share experiences with the evidence to action cycle and offer opinions on how it can be improved nationally. Representatives from the national statistics office, national focal points for CRVS, ministries of Health and Justice and other key users of CRVS data gathered to discuss needs, gaps and priorities in the context of using evidence to inform policy outcomes. The workshop was hosted by the Fiji bureau of Statistics and organized by ESCAP.

Results: Highlights and feedback

Highlights and feedback: 2023 Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum

This section provides details on feedback on the forum based on the evaluation responses submitted by the participants. 57 participants responded to the evaluation survey. Figures 4 to 6 show how satisfied the participants were with the overall organization of the forum. Figures 7 to 9 reflect participants’ views on the outcome and learning achieved through the forum, along with other comments and suggestions.

Results: About the Participants

Report on the results of the 2023 Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum

The 2023 Asia-Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) research forum was held as a virtual event from 3 to 4 April 2023 in seven sessions, which included 24 presentations under 5 research themes, 6 key-note speeches and 4 interactive sessions. It aimed to offer a major research, information sharing, capacity-building, and networking opportunity for participants who attended and presented at the forum.

Strengthening the Birth Registration System in Samoa

Birth registration is a fundamental right, recognized by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and often forms the basis for the achievement of many other rights, including, but not limited to, the right to health and the right to education. Birth registration and related information are also key in ensuring effective development planning which benefits all, especially in a country like Samoa which remains increasingly vulnerable to disasters.

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