Civil Registration/Vital Statistics (CRVS)

Improving the quality and use of birth death and cause-of-death information

This CRVS assessment and planning guidance tool developed by the University of Queensland HIS Knowledge Hub and WHO has been developed to help countries to systematically evaluate the functioning of their civil registration and vital statistics systems. The aim is to help countries develop a comprehensive understanding of the current system, identify weaknesses in the production and use of vital statistics, and provide the evidence base for corrective action. The application of the assessment tool will generate evidence that can be used in discussions with national governments, development partners and donors when seeking funding for the strengthening of the national civil registration and vital statistics systems. [Download HERE]


Key resources, resolutions and events on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

Resolutions and Outcome Documents

Resolution 69/15 (2013)

Implementing the outcome of the High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

This resolution calls for ESCAP to convene a regional intergovernmental ministerial meeting on CRVS in 2014. In addition, among other things, the resolution reiterates the call for countries to conduct assessments of CRVS systems, supports the Committee on Statistics’ endorsement of the Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Asia and the Pacific, and requests ESCAP to establish a regional steering group on CRVS. [Download HERE 

Resolution 67/12 (2011)

Improvement of civil registration and vital statistics in Asia and the Pacific 

This resolution called for ESCAP and development partners to convene the High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific. Among other things, it encourages members to review and assess the current functioning of CRVS systems so that the results of the country assessment can be incorporated into national strategies and plans. [Download HERE]


Outcome document of the High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (2012)

The outcome document of the High-level Meeting reflects the conclusions and discussions of the event, including acknowledgement of the importance of well-functioning CRVS systems for improving lives, safeguarding human rights, crucial for inclusive social and economic development and the recommendations of a ministerial-level meeting. [Download HERE]



Past Meetings

High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 10-11 December 2012

This initiative aims to improve CRVS in Asia and the Pacific and to review the political, institutional and resource challenges facing member States. The Meeting aim of reaching consensus around the key actions needed to enhance these systems in the region.  Read on meeting documents and updates.[Click HERE]

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