Draft Regional Guidelines on Civil Registration

The United Nations Manuals and Handbooks on Civil Registration provide the basic background for setting up CRVS systems. However, given the present status of CRVS in African countries, a need was felt for preparing guidelines for improving the civil registration systems by addressing various aspects of the legal framework, organizational set up, business processes and generation of vital statistics.

Draft Regional Guidelines on Preparing Vital Statistics from Civil Registration System

The purpose of the Guideline is to enable the national offices entrusted with generation of vital statistics to have a critical review of their activities and identify areas for improvements. Considering that civil registration system itself is in nascent stages of development in many countries, it is better to take the CRVS system together for improvement. This is a companion volume to the publication on improving national civil registration systems, but focusing on civil registration systems.