CRVS Insight April 2021 (2)

Newsletters, 2021
CRVS Insight April 2021 (2)




  • Tonga recently published its Vital Statistics Report for the period 2013-2018. Based on data from the Civil registry and the Ministry of Health, it provides key insights in the demographics of the country.
  • The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities has published the third volume of its "How Covid-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective". Among analyses of the impact of the crisis, a contribution by ESCAP looks into how CRVS systems could help measure and alleviate its effects.
  • The World Bank has developed a set of guidelines for the creation of disability-inclusive ID systems. Persons with disabilities often have higher risk of exclusion from civil registration and identification systems, which puts them at risk of further exclusions. The report provides guidance on how to fight those exclusions.
  • A paper on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on CRVS systems worldwide has been published with the collaboration of many international partners. It maps how systems were impacted depending on the laws and regulations in place, to see how a better continuity of service could be achieved.
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