United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division
Statistics and Statistical Methods Publications

Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
Series: F, No.84 
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Languages available:A, C, E, F, S, R


This Handbook provides guidance for developing national capability to operate and maintain, in a coordinated manner, the fundamental systems of civil registration and vital statistics. It contains course material, consisting of 23 modules that can be adapted to conduct an effective and comprehensive training on the essentials for civil registration and vital statistics systems. The modules addresses a range of issues related to the establishment, operation and maintenance of reliable civil registration and vital statistics systems. The Handbook is based on the United Nations Principles and Recommendations, Revision 2 (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/19/Rev.2) and the related five preceding handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (see: http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/demog/vital_statistics/publications.htm).

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