Halfway through the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade (2015-2024), many countries in the Asia-Pacific region are yet to achieve universal civil registration. This is due in part to the complicated registration processes requiring families to make multiple visits to different offices to register vital events. To assist countries in the development of their CRVS systems, several partners such as UNECA, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS systems, Vital Strategies and ESCAP have worked together to create a tool to support countries in improving civil registration processes to register every birth, death, marriage and divorce. The CRVS System Improvement Framework is an approach designed to help CRVS stakeholders analyze and redesign existing business processes and the associated operational capabilities to develop strategies and an action plan to accomplish significant improvements in the performance of the CRVS system.
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The following countries have conducted or are conducting an assessment, analysis and redesign of civil registration and vital statistics processes using the framework:
- Maldives, short brief presentencing the results of the assessment, analysis and redesign of birth and death registration processes available here, and full-report available
- Niue, short brief presentencing the results of the assessment, analysis and redesign of birth and death registration processes available here, and full-report available
- Vanuatu, more information available
- Nauru, more information available
- Turkmenistan, more information available