Rapid assessment of national CRVS systems
This rapid assessment tool is the first step in developing an understanding of the current structure and functioning of national CRVS systems. It can be used for both a baseline analysis and for subsequent occasional monitoring of progress as country interventions are implemented. The outcome of the assessment can be used to make the case to senior decision-makers for a more-comprehensive analysis to be conducted.
Prior to its finalisation and release, the tool was extensively peer-reviewed by technical experts and field-tested in three countries. It is available as text at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2010/WHO_IER_HSI_STM_2010.1_eng.pdf
A spreadsheet version to facilitate the compilation and automated calculation of data can also be found at: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/CRVS_electronic_final.xls
The rapid-assessment tool should be seen as a pre-cursor to the comprehsive assessment, which is more comprehensive.