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Whether you're a CRVS expert or just starting to learn about CRVS systems, you will enjoy exploring our range of resources. Discover more about strengthening and innovating CRVS systems, plus learn from our countries' challenges, experiences and successes.


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CRVS performance metrics: Assessing the performance of CRVS systems

This CRVS technical outcome series paper describes the CRVS performance assessment toolkit that has been developed as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) Initiative by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and funded by the University of Melbourne.

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Developing a verbal autopsy costing and budgeting tool

This paper describes the Verbal Autopsy Costing and Budgeting Tool that has been developed by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the University of Melbourne. The tool estimates the resources needed to implement verbal autopsy (VA) as part of a routine civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system. The tool has been piloted in four different countries, representing different stages of implementation of VA activities, and the tool was able to demonstrate the relatively low ongoing cost of conducting routine VA when integrated within a CRVS system.

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Authors: Cobos Muñoz D, Monzon Llamas L, Dayo C, Renggli S, deSavigny D

Publication date: January 2019

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations

Related resources: Challenges associated with automated VA training and rollout


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End of the project evaluation of Data for Health Initiative (Myanmar)

End of program evaluation of the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative implemented in Myanmar from January 2016 to March 2019.

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Authors: Dr Naing, Empower Consultancy Limited

Publication date: July 2019

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations

Related resources: CRVS country overview: Myanmar


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Greenland: ANACONDA data quality assessment report, 2006-15

The analyses presented in this report are based on a quality review conducted on the mortality and cause of death data that Greenland's Chief Medical Officer collected from 2006-2015. The assessment was performed using the ANACONDA tool (version 4.0).

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Author: Iburg, KM, Mikkelsen, L, Richards, N

Publication date: March 2020

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations


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Mapping sources and silos of mortality data: Case studies in Peru and Ghana

The purpose of this technical report is to present an overview and analysis of all the contrasting and disparate information systems that capture information about mortality in a country, regardless if they currently contribute to the standard CRVS system.

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Report on the CRVS Fellowship Program

Evaluation of the individual learning and professional implications for individuals who have successfully completed a CRVS Fellowship, and the extent to which the program has been delivering on its intended objectives.

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Authors: Sara Hudson, Timothy Adair – Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, the University of Melbourne 

Publication date: February 2020

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations


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Summary: Monitoring CRVS data quality and progress

Summarises key points from the Lancet series paper, which discussed results from a global assessment of CRVS systems, and the development of a composite index, the Vital Statistics Performance Index (VSPI) that can monitor data quality and progress over time.

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Publication date: August 2018

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

Related resources: A global assessment of civil registration and vital statistics systems: Monitoring data quality and progress

Source: Lancet


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Summary: The CRVS baseline evaluation framework

Describes the four domains of the framework; an important tool that provides an actionable evaluation of a CRVS system.

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Publication date: May 2018

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations

Related resources: A framework for evaluating national CRVS systems at baseline


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The past, present and future of three sample registration systems in Asia

This paper outlines three sample registration systems from China, India, and Indonesia. The history and principles behind the systems, their operational aspects, vital statistical output and quality of data, along with their strengths and weaknesses and intended future direction, are presented. This is followed by a summary overview highlighting key aspects of each system and their similarities and differences.

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CRVS analyses and evaluations
Where there is no physician:
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Where there is no physician: Improving the notification of community deaths

This paper highlights the importance of community death notification, and provides checklists for countries seeking to audit and improve internal notification of community deaths. Results from applying these checklists as part of a broader process mapping exercise with 16 countries will also be discussed, which influenced the development of seven general guiding principles for the development of death notification forms. These resources are meant to aid countries and their CRVS partners as they move towards improving notification and registration of community deaths, particularly when considering universal digital notification-registration where there is no physician.

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Author: Cobos Muñoz D, de Savigny D.

Publication date: July 2018

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations

Related resources: Improving registration: Best practice guidelines

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