Comprehensive Assessment of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
last updated 10-04-2016

Overview

Countries need to know how many people are born and die each year – and the main causes of their deaths – in order to have well-functioning health systems. The only way to count everyone and to track all births and deaths is through civil registration. Civil registration provides the basis for individual legal identity but also allows countries to identify their most pressing health issues.

Progress and Improvements

  • A workshop for the Assessment of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) was conducted in the presence national key stakeholders to reach a precise and detailed assessment that shows the strengths and points of improvement of the registries, and to set priorities for the development of national evidence-based action plan for CRVS improvements.

CRVS workshop output:

  • More than 25 recommendations resulted from the workshop to improve the Civil Registry and Vital Statistics; see below the electronic version of the Recommendations
  • A national work plan for registry improvement was developed; see below the electronic version of the Work plan.

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