(Newsletter: CRVS Insight April 2022)
The first regional workshop on estimating completeness of civil registration of births and deaths was held as part of an ongoing project initiated by ESCAP, to strengthen the demographic capacity of countries to implement inequality assessments of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems.
The workshop was conducted virtually over a period of five afternoons from 28 March to 1 April 2022 and all instruction and practical sessions were provided and facilitated by Professor Tom Moultrie, Professor of Demography, University of Cape Town, South Africa with support from ESCAP staff. At the end of the workshop, participants were expected to have a greater understanding of the issues underpinning the assessment and evaluation of the completeness of civil registration data on births and deaths.
Techniques for adjusting for vital events that may be reported in the future were presented, along with a number of approaches for estimating the completeness of vital events using sources of data such as census or administrative data.
The programme, photos and presentations from the workshop can be found here.