• 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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Integrating Gender-Equity in CRVS Legal Review and Reform Processes

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 3.2 of session 3.

Presenting speaker:

  • Aditi Saxena, Practising Lawyer, India

Co-authors:

  • Vandana Shah, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, United States of America
  • Lidiya Teklemariam, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, United States of America

Lessons from implementation research of the Kaliganj model: A Sustainable project to improve birth and death registration in Bangladesh

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 2.4 of session 2.

Presenting speaker:

  • Dr. Shah Ali Akbar Ashrafi, MIS, DGHS, Bangladesh

Co-authors:

Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific: The case of birth registration in Fiji

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 3.6 of session 3.

Presenting speaker: Selahattin Selsah Pasali and  Weixun Hu, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand

Keywords: CRVS, birth registration, leaving no one behind, inequality of opportunity, Fiji

Applying legal analysis and business process mapping for CRVS system strengthening: Lessons from three districts study in Indonesia

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 4.5 of session 4.

Presenting speaker:

  • Muhammad Cholifihani, The Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia

Co-authors:

Civil Registration Vital Statistics (CRVS) Inception Workshop for Assessing Inequalities in Registration in Samoa

The inception workshop will be a participatory workshop to introduce the project, further develop relationships among relevant stakeholders (data providers, data users, and policy makers), discuss challenges with doing such an inequality assessment, and collaboratively develop a plan for the way forward.

Legal Identity Systems in Asia and the Pacific: Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management

This paper discusses the relationship between civil registration and identity management systems in Asia and the Pacific, providing an overview of the approaches taken to develop and strengthen legal identity systems. It describes the functionalities of legal identity systems and the key components of  present-day systems, highlighting the increasing role of digitization and structural re‑organization in system reforms.

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