Publication

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance (1998)

This Handbook provides guidance to countries for the improvement of their civil registration and vital statistics systems and background and specifications for developing and establishing civil registration and vital statistics systems in countries that do not yet have such systems in place.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Developing Information, Education and Communication (1998)

This handbook provides guidance to countries to design and conduct information, education and communication activities to support national civil registration and vital statistics systems. It covers development of a communication action plan for community workshops and meetings and for media, and special techniques to reach target groups and less privileged populations and those who live in rural areas. It also discusses resource mobilization, development of the time frame, required resources, and identification and mobilization of human resources.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization (1998)

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.

Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (2002)

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 address a range of issues related to the establishment, operation and maintenance of reliable civil registration and vital statistics systems.

Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System - Revision 3

The third revision of Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System published by United Nations Statistics Division provides guidance on establishing a functioning system for collecting, processing and disseminating vital statistics; improving sources of vital statistics, primarily the functioning of the civil registration system and its components; and the role of complementary sources of vital statistics, such as population censuses, household surveys and public-health records. 

APAI-CRVS Strategic planning guidelines

The present strategic planning guide has been compiled to assist countries with the development of a civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) strategic plan and work programme following a comprehensive assessment process.