• 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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Bangladesh: A successful journey towards CRVS system improvement

This CRVS country perspective highlights three successful technical interventions implemented by the Government of Bangladesh and its civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) stakeholders to strengthen the country’s CRVS system. Led by the National CRVS Implementation Committee under the Cabinet Division, the interventions form part of the Committee’s larger project on Technical Support for CRVS System Improvement in Bangladesh.

Workshop on the midterm review of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024)

In an effort to assist National Focal Points in collating and reporting on country progress midway through the CRVS Decade, ESCAP hosted a workshop on the midterm questionnaire and its completion. Participants began by discussing the midterm review process, analysing why it is important to collect the information and how the 2019 questionnaire compares to the 2015 baseline questionnaires, and finished the workshop by thouroughly examining the information being collected.

Fifth meeting of the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Steering Group is responsible for providing regional oversight and guidance for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, as well as acting as the custodian of the Asia and Pacific CRVS Decade (2015 - 2024). Comprising 22 representatives from member states, along with 8 development partners, the 30 members of the RSG represent a balance of geography and sectors including civil registration, statistics, health and planning, and was endorsed by the ESCAP Commission at its seventy-first session in May 2015. The group has met annually since its establishment in 2015 and will do so for a fifth time between 17 - 19 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Fifth Meeting will address, among other topics, the progress of country reports on the Midterm Questionnaire, ESCAP and development partner support for ensuring high quality responses, the continued preparatory work for the Ministerial Conference in 2020 (both the Main and Side Events), as well as the working arrangements of the RSG.

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