Experts At 3rd Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration Call for Strenghtening of Crvs Systems to Achieve Good Governance
Discussions at the three-day Experts meeting that started on Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 February 2015, focussed on the reinforcement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) for the promotion of governance in Africa.
The experts meeting which took place at the Houphouet Boigny Foundation Conference Center in Yammoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire, was chaired by Mr. Ibrahima Ba, Director General of the National Institute of Statistics in Côte d’Ivoire.
The experts exchanged views on how to better think and plan the future of the continent in relation with the development of CRVS systems, as well as copy from best practices from the advanced countries in the areas of CRVS. In order to understand where the continent stands currently, the experts also deliberated on the review of the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS). They noticed some of the progress made by Africa both at national and regional levels to mainstream CRVS in their development policies. They however noted that, more still needs to be done in order to establish an inclusive dynamics of development in Africa and to pursue actively the ideal of “leaving no child or country behind”.