• 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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The second capacity building workshop for assessing inequalities in CRVS, Lao PDR, 25-29 October 2022

A multi-stakeholder group of 20 participants from Lao Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education etc., convened for the second capacity building workshop for the project on assessing inequalities in civil registration in Vang Vieng, Lao PDR bet

Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum

ESCAP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, as part of ‘Getting everyone in the picture: Strengthening civil registration and vital statistics systems in Asia and the Pacific’ (Data 4 Health Initiative), welcomes the submission of abstracts for the first Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20-21 April 2023.

D4H CRVS budget advocacy and strategy development workshop in the Maldives

Global Health Advocacy Incubator’s (GHAI) Data for Health Team, co-hosted a week of civil registration and vital statistics consultations in the Maldives with partners from Vital Strategies, Imagine Law and UNESCAP.  The first two days of the workshop which were led by Imagine Law, focused on legal review and reform of the CRVS system, engaging CRVS stakeholders in discussions on a draft CRVS bill for Maldives.  The remaining two days of the workshop focused on CRVS budget advocacy and leveraging domestic financing to

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