• 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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Journey Towards ICD-11 in the Pacific Webinar Series: ICD-11 Introduction and Implementation Plan

The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Brisbane Accord Group, invites you to this
webinar series. This series will introduce ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision) and
related resources available to Pacific Island countries and areas (PICs). The first webinar will be delivered by
ICD experts from WHO headquarters and the Western Pacific Regional Office who will provide an overview of
ICD-11, its implementation steps and discuss the implications of transitioning to ICD-11 based on PICs’ current

Quality and availability of demographic and healthcare data in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This paper will be presented at the Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum, held online on 3–4 April 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. This paper is listed on agenda item 5.6 of session 5.

Presenting speaker:

Mr David Eristavi, The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information Georgia with UNFPA

A sustainable CRVS eLearning course to upskill competencies of practitioners in the registration of vital events: Experiences from Rwanda

This paper will be presented at the Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum, held online on 3–4 April 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. This paper is listed on agenda item 4.7 of session 4.

Authors: Godfrey Ngoboka (Ministry of Health, Vital Strategies Inc.), Stephen Bugingo (National Identification Agency), Martin Bratschi (Vital Strategies Inc.), Mona Younes (Vital Strategies Inc.), James Mwanza (Vital Strategies Inc.)