Since the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan was first developed in 2011, Pacific countries and territories have made significant improvements in the collection, analysis and reporting of data on births, deaths and causes of death through routine administrative data systems. There has also been a growing recognition of the importance of birth and death registration for human rights, social inclusion, good governance and ultimately as a foundation for data linkage for a whole range of social statistics for development.
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