Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (Basic Level of the Self-Paced format)
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Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (Basic Level of the Self-Paced format)

Civil registration (CR) is the recording of vital events in a person’s life (e.g., birth, death) and is a fundamental function of the national government. Birth registration establishes an individual’s legal identity at birth. Having a legal identity, name, nationality, proof of age, and the related are important human rights and enables individuals to exercise their rights (e.g., to vote) and enjoy various government, social, and private services. Vital statistics (VS) are statistics on these vital events and of the persons concerned. The availability of reliable and up-to-date VS depends on the level of development of CR. Having an effective CRVS system is critical for planning and monitoring programs across several sectors. Yet, over 110 low- and middle-income countries have deficient CRVS systems. This course provides practical tools and approaches to achieving 21st century state-of-the-art CRVS systems that are linked to identity management systems and tailored to local contexts. This self-paced format is offered for busy professionals who are able to take the course at their own pace and finish at any time. Learners will receive a Basic Level Certificate after successfully completing Core Modules 1-3 and can subsequently enroll in the Facilitated format to receive an Advanced Level Certificate .

The Basic level of the self-paced format is offered in French and Spanish also:

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- Jun 14, 2017
Great course. Glad to be part of it!


- May 30, 2017
Happy to be the part of this course, I am optimist to get benefit of it as I am implementing project Strengthening CRVS in Pakistan through Appropriate use of Digital Technologies.

Yacob Zewoldi

- May 24, 2017
Sam, it is wonderful to see that after so long this course is now available on-line to all. It will be very useful for CR and VS practitioners in developing countries. Researchers and students have now a wealth of information at the click of their finger. Congratulations to the World Bank and you.

Munirat Iyabode Ayoka

- May 23, 2017
Great. We would have up to date knowledge with the course.

Estifanos Biru

- May 22, 2017
Well done Sam, Shiela and colleagues!

Jes�s Manuel

- May 22, 2017
great info.


- May 20, 2017
helpful for active citizenry


- May 11, 2017
Enabling effective planning and monitoring is key to achieving sustainable development and achieve inclusive approach towards all demographics. TO #EndPoverty


- May 6, 2017
nice one...In Nigeria, civil registration systems are inadequate with a general apathy towards recording vital events


- Apr 24, 2017
Will be waiting for the commencement date of this course... Interesting one, thanks.
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