African Centre for Statistics

Africa has made progress in civil registration and vital statistics but much remains to be done

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).

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ECA & partners assure AU member States of continued support to modernize Africa’s CRVS systems

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).

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African ministers to discuss innovative ways to close identity gap in fifth CRVS conference

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.

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The Economic Commission for Africa is helping Africa move to digital censuses

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. 

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Regional seminar on compilation and application of environmentally -extended supply and use tables (EE-SUTs)

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.

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