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25 Oct 2022
Handbook on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems: Communication for Development

(Newsletter: CRVS Insight October 2022)

The Handbook is now available online, in English and French language, it provides guidance and assistance to countries to help them strategically design and carry out evidence based and measurable communication for development activities in support of a comprehensive improvement programme of civil registration, vital statistics and identity management systems. It incorporates contemporary approaches, good practices, lessons learned and recent developments in this field, to support programmes’ capacity to change behavior and social norms in concerned societies, to increase the levels of civil registration of main life events. 

The Handbook is designed for use with the other Handbooks of the series Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistic Systems, which deal with important aspects of civil registration and vital statistics improvement:

(a) Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance, revision 1; (final version in English available online, with French and Spanish to follow), and 

(b) Guidelines on the Legislative Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management; (expected online by the end of 2022)

All three publications, in English, French and Spanish will be available under publications on the UNLIA webpage.

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