Menu

CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

News & Events

13 Apr 2020
Inequality assessments and recording mortality data
TAGS

In the build up to the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS, the ESCAP CRVS team has published an information note on the role inequality assessments play in implementing the CRVS Regional Action Framework. The new information note contends that conducting inequality assessments "is an essential step to getting every one in the picture and ensuring universal registration, but very few countries have so far performed specific studies on who is left behind." The note also discusses the role of inequality assessments in a country's ability to measure the Sustainable Development Goals and the tools available for supporting country efforts. The full information note can be found on www.getinthepicture.org.

Additionally, a new ESCAP blog post discusses the importance of a well-functioning CRVS system during this COVID-19 crisis. Importantly, the post notes that "to make progress against the pandemic we need to understand it and for that we need reliable and timely data". The post further explains how easily healthcare systems can get overwhelmed saying, "even under normal circumstances, without the extraordinary additional pressures health systems are currently experiencing, proper recording of causes of death is difficult and far from being reliable and complete". The post, which can accessed on www.unescap.org, goes on and acknowledges the progress being made in Asia-Pacific.

Printer Friendly, PDF & Email

More News

16 June 2021

Each month, our community newsletter puts a spotlight on one person from Asia-Pacific who has gone…

16 June 2021

Asia-Pacific has reached the midpoint of the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital…

21 May 2021

The seventh meeting of the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific took place…

21 May 2021

Each month, our community newsletter puts a spotlight on one person from Asia-Pacific who has gone…

21 May 2021

The CRVS Systems Improvement Framework has been launched by several international partners.…

21 May 2021

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative has launched a new funding cycle for its…

21 May 2021

The next Stats Café session will highlight the experiences of Georgia, Bhutan and Fiji in utilizing…

21 May 2021

To leverage the use of administrative data for statistical purposes, the National Statistics Bureau…

29 April 2021

To promote the launch of the CRVS Improvement Framework, ESCAP and Vital Strategies have published…

26 April 2021

To assist countries in the development of their CRVS systems, several partners such as UNECA, the…