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At the launch of a vital registration campaign in Ethiopia in 2016, a father registers the birth of his child. A female registrar records the details on an official form. Photo credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/Sewunet

Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems

We support global efforts to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. We do so by collaborating with organizations and experts to facilitate access to information and expertise, including global standards, tools, research evidence, and good practice.
Our purpose? To make knowledge readily available for countries aiming to develop, strengthen, and scale-up their national civil registration system and improve their vital statistics reporting.

Making the invisible visible

CRVS systems are critical for protecting the rights and meeting the needs of women and girls. Find out more by reading the report of our meeting on gender and CRVS, held February 2018 at IDRC.