IUSSP ‘CRVS’ Panel online meetings
Zoom, 23-26 April 2020 and 10 June 2020
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems held a 4-part online workshop on April 23-26, 2020. This meeting was held in lieu of a planned face-to-face side meeting on the sidelines of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) in Washington D.C. The first two sessions focused on “Completeness and Quality Assessment” and the latter two on “Social and Behavioral Determinants of under-registration of vital events”. Panel mentors reviewed draft manuscripts being developed by IUSSP CRVS Fellows that span field projects in Bangladesh, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Peru, and Uganda.
On June 10, 2020 the Panel also held a technical panel discussion on “Legal identity, ethics, and rights” that explored contemporary ethics and human rights issues associated with civil registration, vital statistics and legal identity systems. This panel discussion built on the panel discussion hosted at the 2019 African Population Conference in Uganda and focused on challenges and opportunities for demographers and population scientists.
Both meetings were attended by the eight fellows and members of the IUSSP Panel as well as by several additional invited experts.
This IUSSP Panel has received generous support from the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems. Housed at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Centre of Excellence is jointly funded by Global Affairs Canada and IDRC.