CRVS Insight March 2022

Newsletters, 2022
CRVS Insight March 2022




  • The 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) will be organized on 28-31 March 2022 with the theme of "Building back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific”. Side events can be organized and sponsored by Member States, UN agencies, other Intergovernmental organizations, accredited Civil Society Organizations or other stakeholders.
  • National workshop on demographic and statistical techniques for inequality assessments will take place in Islamabad, Pakistan on 25-26 March 2022.
  • Regional Workshop on Estimating Completeness of Civil Registration of Births and Deaths will be organized as part of Inequality Assessment project of ESCAP, on 28 March to 1 Apr 2022. For more information please see the concept note here.
  • The WHO Classifications and Terminologies Unit invites you to a webinar upon the release of 2022 WHO verbal autopsy instrument on the 6th of April 2022.
  • The 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held in a hybrid modality from 23 to 27 May 2022 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online. Guided by the theme “A common agenda to advance sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific”, the annual session will be an opportunity to discuss and shape the future of regional cooperation centered around a new form of multilateralism and regional cooperation. The outcomes of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific will be highlighted during the session.
  • Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series organized by Statistics Division of ESCAP: More information is available at website here. Tentative upcoming events are;
    • Estimating completeness on civil registration of birth and death, on 28 March 2022. Please register here
      • This Stats Café will mark the launch of ESCAP guidelines on measuring the completeness of CRVS data for in-country practitioners to use the designed associated toolkit, to estimate the completeness of their registration system with a focus on births and deaths. 
    • Use of administrative sources in Census, on 4 April 2022, and
    • Estimating excess mortality in the context of COVID-19, on 20 April 2022.
      • Excess mortality estimates measure the gap between the number of deaths in an average year under normal conditions and the number of deaths during a crisis, adjusting for relevant demographic changes as far as possible.  This Stats Café aims to share a snapshot of some of the varied approaches taken by countries and organizations to produce estimates of excess mortality, as well as providing a journalistic insight of best practices in reporting on it.    
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