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This Handbook provides guidance to national authorities for the development of data processing systems for civil registration and vital statistics systems. It focuses on advance planning for computerization and proposes options for countries to consider, including model organizational structures for computerization. It examines the framework, goals and purposes of computerization of civil registration, looks at the interfaces between civil registration, the vital statistics system and other governmental agencies, and enumerates some of the major decisions and problem areas that should be anticipated. This publication is one of a series of five handbooks prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division as part of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems launched in 1991.
The publication can be accessed on UNSD website under the following link.