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The Ten CRVS milestones framework

Introduction: The Ten CRVS Milestones framework

Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems perform hundreds of activities every day, to continuously register vital events (births and deaths) and to produce vital statistics for a country. Multiple stakeholders must ensure a smooth and coordinated flow of actions so that all vital events are registered, certified and eventually included in the national vital statistics.

The Ten CRVS Milestones framework has been developed to help policy makers, managers and other CRVS stakeholders understand CRVS systems as a whole, capturing complexity by focusing on the  ten milestones that must be achieved in any CRVS system.

In this module, you will learn about practical issues for people involved in the day-to-day activities of CRVS systems, including:

  • Who should collect information and at what level of the system? 
  • Who is responsible for compiling, storing, managing and disseminating data and information, and how are these activities implemented?
  • What is the minimum amount of information that should be collected on each birth and death?
  • What are the end-to-end processes and who are the stakeholders involved after a vital event occurs in a country until they are registered, certified and included in national statistics?
  • What is the Ten CRVS Milestones framework and why it is useful?
  • What are the definition, importance and main features of each CRVS milestone?
  • What is the major problems related to each CRVS milestone and the  approaches to solve them?
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