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25 Jan 2021
Inequality assessments: Webinar 1 on Qualitative Inequality Assessments for CRVS Systems

Event Details

The webinar was held on 25 January 2021, 12:00-13:30h (Bangkok time, GMT+7). The meeting record is available here.

A well-functioning CRVS system helps to ensure that every person has a legal identity, facilitating access to the benefits and protections of the State. Despite national and universal efforts to “get every one in the picture”, disparities in coverage of hard-to-reach and marginalized populations remain. Therefore, the Regional Action Framework on CRVS goes beyond the measurement of civil registration completeness at the national level and includes inequality assessment as part of the essential tools for achieving universal and well-functioning civil registration systems.

To answer countries' request for guidance on how to achieve it, ESCAP organized in collaboration with international and national organizations a series of webinars and Expert Group Meetings (EGM) with the overarching theme, “Inequalities in CRVS: Let’s really get every one in the picture!”.

This first webinar focused on methods for qualitative assessments of CRVS systems, including through the Bali Process Toolkit. The sessions explored questions such as

(a)    What are the challenges in implementing a qualitative assessment of CRVS systems? How can they be addressed?
(b)    What is the Bali process toolkit process all about? How can it be improved? Can it be extended to capture inequalities in the wider population?
(c)    What must be considered when adopting a qualitative framework for inequality assessments in CRVS?

The meeting was followed by the EGM 1 to reflect on the discussions of the webinar.

Date of Event
Monday 25th Jan 2021
Mode of Participation
Video Conference