• 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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Regional demographic training workshop on evaluation of age and sex data

The regional training workshop will be held virtually from 27 May to 3 June 2022, as part of a project to strengthen capacity to implement inequality assessments of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, which has been initiated by ESCAP and includes both in-country and regional level capacity strengthening activities. One element of this project relates to training on demographic skills to enable countries to implement the inequality assessments.

Side event on Building a More Resilient Future with Inclusive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics – strengthening linkages with the health sector

(Newsletter: CRVS Insight May 2022)

Link to the Meeting Record

The meeting was co-organized on a hybrid mode (In person at MR-H, Level 1, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok/Online through MS Team) by the Government of Pakistan, UNFPA, UNICEF, and ESCAP on 23 May 2022 at 13.30-14.30 hours (Bangkok Time, UTC+7). It was one of the side events of the seventy-eighth session of the UNESCAP Commission, held online from 23 to 27 May 2022.

The Final Report on Civil Registration Assessment of the Vulnerable Population Groups of Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Stateless Persons and Persons of Undetermined Nationality

This report provides the Government of Pakistan with practical recommendations to establish inclusive civil registration systems based on the gaps in civil registration service providers and beneficiaries identified by systematic desk review, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions at the district and sub-district levels in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Peshawar the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and Karachi Division in Sindh Province.

Stats Brief on Tapping into administrative data in census-taking: an emerging trend in Asia and the Pacific

Issue no. 31, April 2022

This Brief is part of the ESCAP’s work on population registers and censuses under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative (D4H) Project: “Supporting improvements to civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in Asia and the Pacific (Phase III)”.