Lusaka, Zambia, October 14, 2019 (ECA) – Africa has made impressive progress in revamping its Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems in the past few years, says William Muhwava, Chief of the Demographic and Social Statistics Section in the African Statistics Centre at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
African Centre for Statistics
Lusaka, Zambia, October 14, 2019 (ECA) – Advances in technology present Africa with an important opportunity for the digitalization of its civil registration and vital statistics systems through which the strategic benefits of legal identity for all can be harnessed for the continent’s development.
Lusaka, Zambia, October 14, 2019 (ECA) – The Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration opened in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its key partners, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Developing Bank (AfDB) stressing the importance for the continent to create a modern and comprehensive civil registration and vital statistic system (CRVS).
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 8, 2019 (ECA) – All is set for the Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration (COM5) which takes place from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia.
The conference aims to provide strategic and policy guidance on pathways towards holistic, innovative and integrated civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and digital identity management systems to help close the identity gap in Africa where more than 500 million people have no legal identity.
The Statistical Development Indicators (StatDI) is a tool developed by the African Centre for Statistics of the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in October 2016. This new tool was endorsed by Heads of National Statistical Offices and experts at the 5th Statistical Commission for Africa in Côte d'Ivoire in November 2016.
By Garnett Compton
Technology is playing a major role in the 2020 round of African Censuses with over 50 percent of countries planning to conduct a digital census according to an assessment conducted by UNECA. Moving digital sounds simple, simply replace the recording of information on the census questionnaire from paper to an electronic device – like a tablet.
The African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is holding a regional seminar on compilation and application of environmentally -extended supply and use tables (EE-SUTs) on 3-6 September 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.