• 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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Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Implementing Guidance on Inclusive CRVS Systems with a Focus on Forced Displacement, Statelessness and Children on the Move

The workshop, held on 18 - 21 March 2024 in Bangkok, was a joint initiative between the United Nations ESCAP, the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS), International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC), UNICEF and UNHCR.

National Closing Workshop: Capacity Building for the Project on Assessing Inequalities in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Philippines

The closing national capacity building workshop is continuing from the previous workshop, which was designed based on the needs of the country and aligned with the project’s objective to build skills in analyzing data to assess inequalities in the registration of births and deaths. 

The topics for discussion in the closing workshop will be: 

National Capacity Building Workshop on Using Demographic and CRVS-Related Data and Evidence to Inform Policy and Strategic Programming in Lao PDR

In 2022, Lao PDR embarked on a project to conduct a CRVS-related inequality assessment, through technical and capacity strengthening in demographic skills.  Through a partnership with Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB) and UNFPA Lao PDR, two capacity building workshops were organized and attended by delegates from ministries engaged in the CRVS system.&nbsp


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are often amongst the most vulnerable people on this planet, having been forced to flee their homes due to a number of natural or man-made causes.

With the development of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS), the international statistical community is aiming to make IDPs fully visible in official statistics.