CRVS Digitisation Guidebook

Published: 1/Dec/2015
Source: Africa Programme for Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Digitising Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Processes in Low Resource Settings

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Digitisation Guidebook (CRVS-DGB) is an online resource that provides step-by-step guidance for countries to plan, analyse, design and implement digitized systems and automated processes for CRVS.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has the potential to provide transformative improvements in CRVS systems based on its ability to extend registration coverage, standardise and streamline civil registration and vital statistics processes, integrate data from multiple systems and securely store data at scale, all in a cost-effective way. If properly employed, ICTs can make a significant contribution towards achieving universal registration of vital events, providing legal documentation of civil registration as necessary to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights, and producing accurate, complete and timely vital statistics.

This guidebook responds to the need expressed by countries in Africa to develop effective, scalable and sustainable CRVS systems and to maximise the impact of ICT investments. It was developed in collaboration with country experts across Africa and remains a living resource that will continue to evolve and expand over time.

The CRVS Digitisation Guidebook is an integral part of the CRVS strengthening support offered to African countries by the African Programme for the Accelerated Improvement of CRVS (APAI-CRVS) and should be used in conjunction with the development of a national CRVS strategic plan and work programme.

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Themes: African standards, Birth Registration
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2015