• 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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CRVS Champion: Dr. Muhammad Asif

Newsletter: CRVS Insight July 2022

This month, our community newsletter would like to highlight Dr. Muhammad Asif, a CRVS Champion who has contributed remarkable efforts to support CRVS programmes in Asia-Pacific, raise awareness of CRVS issues and lead CRVS policy improvement in Pakistan.

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Launch of OpenCRVS v1.0

The event will be organized on Wednesday, 29th June 2022. Interested participants can join one of two below sessions. Click here for registration. 

  • Session 1: June 29th at 9:00 am (BST) / 11:00 am (EAT) / 1:30 pm (IST)
  • Session 2: June 29th at 10:00 am (EDT) / 3:00 pm (BST) / 5:00 pm (EAT) / 7:30 pm (IST)

Policy Brief: How does the health sector accelerate improvements in civil registration and vital statistics?

The document contains a description, drawing upon guidance issued by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, of the proactive role that the health sector can play in ensuring that births and deaths are officially registered in national
civil registration systems. The description also covers the role of the health sector and of civil registration and vital statistics not only in tracking specific diseases, such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but also in ongoing efforts to track all-cause mortality and causes of death.