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Regional Workshop on Quality Evaluation of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Arab States

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09
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11
October
2018
Location: 
Beirut, lebanon
Event Type: 



Vital statistics are essential to understand population dynamics, inform government planning and monitor progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The preferred source of vital statistics is a well-functioning civil registration system, which entails ‘the continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording of vital events pertaining to the population.’
Some countries in the Arab region, like the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, have fairly advanced civil registration and vital statistics systems. However, the quality of registration data is still inadequate in most countries in the region, preventing the use of such data for vital statistics. Several Arab countries face serious challenges in registering vital events, especially deaths, owing to prolonged conflict and population displacement. 

Meeting Details

Information note
Provisional Agenda

Presentations:

Day 1:

Opening Session

Session 1: Quality Guidelines on CRVS

  • Quality Guidelines on CRVS
  • Presentations from UNSD on Quality Assurance and Assessment Frameworks (Presenter: Srdjan Mrkic)

Session 2: Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Jordan and Palestine

  • Evaluating and adjusting CR-based information on under-five mortality: an approach based on model age patterns (Presenter: Michele Guillot)
  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Jordan
  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Palestine

Session 3: Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Egypt and Morocco

  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Egypt
  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Morocco

Day 2:

Session 4: Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Iraq and Syria

  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Iraq 
  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Syria

Session 5: Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Yemen and Sudan

  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Yemen
  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Sudan

 Session 6: Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Tunisia and Oman

  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Tunisia 
  • Quality Evaluation of CRVS in Oman

Conclusion and recommendations