Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
The Knowledge Center documents and disseminates United Nations methodological guidelines, research articles and country practices and activities in the area of civil registration and vital statistics.
The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Knowledge Center facilitates the international exchange and sharing of knowledge and information, as well as provision of guidance to countries, and monitoring progress made on civil registration and vital statistics.
- Documents on civil registration and vital statistics guidelines, demographic methods, and development of civil registration and vital statistics in various countries.
- Available in searchable database format
- Monitoring the status of civil registration and vital statistics for countries in the world is the first step to provide guidance and assistance to those that are in need. Two maps are included to show the coverage of birth and death registration in countries and areas. The user can also download an EXCEL file that contains information on the coverage of birth and death registration in each countries, as well as source of information.
- Presents information on whether basic vital statistics is available for countries. The information is obtained from the Demographic Yearbookdata collection.
- List of United Nations methodological guidelines on civil registration and vital statistics
- Country practices in registering vital events and producing vital statistics from various data sources
- Expert Group Meetings and Workshops conducted in the area of civil registration and vital statistics
- Regional initiatives and partners working in the area of civil registration and vital statistics
- The Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Group is an inter-agency group coming together to forge stronger alliances between key stakeholders in the area of civil registration and vital statistics. With growing recognition of the value of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) to governance, development and human rights as well as CRVS emerging as an essential underpinning to the post-2015 development agenda, there has been renewed interest in strengthening national CRVS systems. Improved production of sounds statistics as an efficient monitoring and evaluation system is a priority action. The overall scope of this group is to: take stock and review status, progress, challenges and coordinate global efforts on CRVS.