A global meeting on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) took place in Addis Ababa from 28-29 April 2014, co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group, and sponsored by the Government of Canada Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss investment and acceleration of CRVS strengthening, building on the current regional and global momentum (see Agenda, Annex I). More specifically, the meeting’s objectives were to:
• Share and discuss four country case studies on CRVS, including an investment plan.
• Discuss and agree upon a broad global investment framework for CRVS strengthening in countries.
• Examine ways in which all partners can work together to accelerate country CRVS strengthening.
Participants included country delegations representing the civil registration, health, statistics and other key sectors; the African Development Bank; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC); the UN Statistics Division; UNFPA; UNICEF; UN regional commissions; the World Bank; WHO; Paris 21; DFATD Canada; Statistics Norway; and Plan International