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PACIFIC STATISTICS DIVISION
Training Workshop for Trainers on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems 13 to 24 September 1999 Bangkok
REPORT OF THE TRAINING WORKSHOP
Bangkok, 24 September 1999 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Executive Summary 2. Proceedings of the Training Workshop a. b. c. d. e. Opening of the Training Workshop Organization of work sessions The Objectives of the Training Workshop and those of the Handbook on Training The training sessions A visit by participants to the Civil Registration Division, Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior, Thailand
3. Recommendations of the Workshop 4. Closing of the Workshop Annexes: I: II: III: IV: V: Agenda List of participants List of documents List of contributed papers Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
1. Executive Summary 1. A Training Workshop for Trainers in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems was held in Bangkok from 13 to 24 September of 1999. This Workshop was jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with financial support from the United Nations Population Fund. It is part of the UNSD International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, phase II, which is designed to provide technical assistance to develop regional, sub-regional and national capacity to train national officials and specialists on the essentials to operate and maintain accurate civil registration and vital statistics systems. 2. Hosted by ESCAP at its premises in Bangkok, the Workshop was attended by: a. demographers and statisticians working in universities, training and research centres, who were selected by their institutions and have agreed to become focal point for civil registration and vital statistics training activities; high level and experienced national officials, who represented civil registration and national statistical offices from selected countries that have made significant improvements during the 1990's in the recording of vital events and the derived vital statistics; and professionals from international and non-governmental organizations.
3. The experts that attended the Workshop have received technical orientation and materials to conduct training in civil registration and vital statistics systems for specific target audiences such as: under-graduate and graduate students in demographic and statistics training centres; national officials who have responsibility for the operation of civil registration and vital statistics systems; health ministry staff, decision making authorities; and the public at large. They included: Dr. Farouk T. Shoieb (Egypt), Dr. Hamadi Betbout (Cameroon), Dr. Chuks J. Mbamaonyeukwu (Ghana), Dr John B. Ssekamatte-Sebuliba (Uganda), Dr. Peter Ubomba-Jaswa (South Africa), Mr. Dirk Jaspers-Faijer (CELADE), Dr. R. K. Sinha (India), Ms. Vilimaina Rakaseta (SPC), Dr. Kesaia Seniloli (Fiji), Dr. Zelda C. Zablan (Philippines), Dr. Nimfa B. Ogena (Philippines), Dr. Napaporn Chayovan (Thailand), Ms. Anchalee Varangrat (Thailand), Mr. Ahmed Hussein (ESCWA), Mr. Alejandro Giusti (Argentina), Mr. Patricio Mizon Friedemann (Chile), Mr. R. G. Mitra (India), Dr Patricia Holness (Jamaica), Ms. Normah Mohd. Aris (Malaysia), Mr. Antonio Escobedo Aguirre (Mexico), Mr. Carlito Lalicon (Philippines), Ms. Ratana Konsilp (Thailand), Mrs. Benjamaporn Jhantharapat (Thailand), Mr. Opas Kaewkao (Thailand), Mr Vichian Chidchanognarth (Thailand), Mr. Sombat Chandrachesdakorn (Thailand), Mr. Chirapha Thongsiri (Thailand), Mr. Suttiwong Sawanggank (Thailand), Mr Arijanto (PLAN International-Indonesia), Ms. Alice Clague (UNSD), Mr. Joseph D. Carney (UNSD), Ms. Violeta Gonzales-Diaz (UNSD), Mr. Iqbal Alam (UNSD) (see Annex II). 4. The Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, drafted for this Workshop, has been used to conduct each training session to the specialists. It consisted of 24 modules of one hour lecture each plus discussions (see Annex V). Each participant received a copy of the draft Handbook. The design and contents of the Handbook have worked quite well, supplemented with national practices by the presenters of each module. 3
Joseph Carney moderated each training session. data processing center. the workshop paid a visit to the Civil Registration Division. 11. household registration. and the draft Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics Systems: Revision 2. 9. sub-regional and national levels to operate and maintain reliable civil registration and vital statistics systems. population identification card. 4 . Volume I and II. This Workshop reflects the cooperative and collaborative work of UNSD. This report includes its specific proposals for revision. in national offices of civil registration and vital statistics systems.5. Mr Joseph D. The Handbook is intended for use in inter-regional. A series of presentations and demonstrations of the processes in civil registration. except for general highlights included in formal demographic analysis courses. population database. and statistical outputs of the population database were given by Thai authorities of the Division. UNESCAP and UNFPA to provide links between the civil registration activities. 8. the Handbook can be used by institutions such as demographic training centers. Most of the lecturers in the workshop made computer assisted presentations (by power point) or transparencies . Trainers who conducted the training included the author of the Handbook. Participants indicated ways that the modules can be adapted to different audiences. leading to lively discussion of the issues. Source material for the training sessions were the five subject . national and sub-national training around the world. concerned government officials. including students in academic programmes. Electronic versions of the modules to be presented were made available to participants in advance of the Workshop date. regional. other programs in the universities. the producers and users of vital statistics and the academic research and training institutions. who enriched the presentations of the subjects with insights from their own national experiences in civil registration and vital statistics systems. statistical training centers. Violeta Gonzales-Diaz and Mr. is very expensive and external resources of funding are difficult to find. which enhanced the lessons. Once published. The need to build training capability arises from the fact that training in CR/VS is not available anywhere in the world. 10. Ms. the Handbook will be published by the United Nations in the six official languages. users of vital statistics and registration data. Furthermore. The Workshop participants reviewed each module and proposed needed revisions. As a complement to the training lectures. 6. Upon its completion. and the public at large.specific Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems prepared and published under the international programme and the Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods. (See Annex III for a detailed list). The involvement of distinguished scholars and experts of demography and statistics in the Workshop seeks to promote human resources capacity building at the regional. A panel of resource persons of the United Nations Statistics Division that included Ms. Participants in this workshop will become the focal point to deliver training in the near future in their own institutions and agencies. and as a self-training tool. 7. These handbooks were made available to each participant. in English. Carney and participants. training for government officials outside their region. Alice Clague. health bureaus. Ministry of Interior of the Royal Thai Government. for use in future training activities in civil registration and vital statistics systems around the world.
Opening of the Training Workshop 14.. which was before them for a thorough review during the workshop. Proceedings of the training workshop a. It will depend on government commitment and initiatives. and The participants were introduced to the new five subject-specific Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems. Inputs were received. operate. C The Workshop’s three immediate objectives have been achieved. and all concerned parties in civil registration and vital statistics systems would go a long way towards achieving this end. upon request. governmental and international institutions. C C 2. to raise awareness and assist countries to improve their systems. C C 13. They now have participated in a course that they can replicate for concerned national officials and students in under-graduate and graduate programmes and other target groups. from the workshop participants to improve the draft Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems. Close co-operation and support of the United Nations System. prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division in an attempt to help UNSD to disseminate them worldwide.30 am. so that civil registration and vital statistics systems can be strengthened and adequately maintained. In his remarks. He expressed his gratitude to the United Nations Statistics Division for selecting ESCAP as the venue 5 . the Workshop met for the first time at Conference Room F of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Executive Secretary of ESCAP opened the Workshop and welcomed the participants from various regions of the World. Contribute to human resource capacity building in countries of the world.12. 15. participants in this workshop were requested to undertake the following long-term initiatives: C Introduce training on civil registration and vital statistics systems in the regular curricula for students in the training centers that participated in the Workshop. The long-term goal of the workshop is the strengthening of civil registration and vital statistics systems. research. Adrianus Mooy. donor agencies. he indicated that the Workshop is part of the continuing joint efforts of ESCAP and UNSD toward strengthening national statistical capabilities in developing countries. in Bangkok. Conduct ad hoc training in selected training centers and institutions of different regions of the world for national officials. namely: A selected number of master trainers has received technical orientation and materials to conduct training on the essentials to administer. and maintain accurate civil registration and vital statistics systems. the non-governmental organizations. He added that this meeting was unique as it is inter-regional in character and involves professionals and trainers of high standing coming from highly reputable academic. On 13 September 1999 at 9. Thailand. The multiplying effect may raise the awareness of future generations of demographers. In pursuance of this long-term goal. which were selected from every region of the world. on essentials to operate and maintain reliable CR/VS systems. statisticians and social scientists to the need for civil registration and vital statistics systems.
b. Hermann Habermann. school attendance. there is continuing need for work towards methodological advancements and developments of strategies for improving civil registration and vital statistics systems. the work programme was discussed and adopted with slight modifications. even though the importance of the vital statistics derived from civil registration is widely recognized. Mooy regretted that. welcomed the participants on behalf of Mr. 17. Without doubt. Plenary sessions were organized for training purposes. All are published in English and many of the other official languages of the United Nations. He stressed that an effective civil registration system and a vital statistics system are a must for a modern society. 20. (iii) Computerization. 16. Mexico. She also welcomed participants from twelve research and academic institutes from many regions of the world and participants from several governmental organizations and a non-governmental organization (see Annex II for a detailed list of participants). Chile. (ii) Preparation of a Legal Framework. Also at the first session. Philippines and Thailand. Chief of Statistics Development Section. Mooy wished the participants success in their deliberations and a pleasant stay in Bangkok. Registration records are indispensable primary documents for rights to citizenship. including the generation of legal documents and the collection of essential population and health-related data. Chief of the Demographic Statistics Section of the United Nations Statistics Division. Mr. Operation and Maintenance. when an International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems was developed and implemented in cooperation with the regional commissions and financial support from UNFPA. Malaysia. Mr.for this meeting and for lining up an excellent team of resource persons. Alice Clague. It is reproduced in Annex I. Jamaica. Khalid Siddiqui. He also thanked the Civil Registration Division of the Royal Thai Government for agreeing to receive the participants in the workshop in its central offices for a series of demonstrations. Organization of work sessions 19. and (v) Developing Information. She also informed the participants that UNSD has revised the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System and it is about to be published. Statistics Division of ESCAP provided the participants with necessary administrative instructions and wished them a 6 . (iv) Policies and Protocols for Release and Archiving of Individual Records. For this Workshop she welcomed government participants from eight countries: Argentina. Director of the United Nations Statistics Division. She highlighted the work developed by the United Nations Statistics Division since 1989. 18. Next. Communication and Education. and various entitlements and benefits. Mrs. progress in their development has been very slow. These will serve as reference materials in this Workshop and in future training and development activities in countries trying to improve their civil registration and vital statistics systems. India. They serve several basic functions. She added that this workshop is an important output of the long collaboration of a great many organizations and individuals. including social security. Among the achievements were the undertaking of five regional workshops and the preparation and publication of five subject specific Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: (I) Management. Mr.
capable of conducting training on civil registration and vital statistics systems for national officials. She indicated that the workshop had three immediate objectives: C To train a selected number of master trainers on the essentials to administer. namely: India.productive workshop. c. in an attempt to disseminate them worldwide so as to rise awareness of the importance of these systems and to assist countries in their efforts to improve the systems. Violeta Gonzales-Diaz. Contributions from the participants were also needed to improve each of the 24 modules that comprises the Handbook. statistics. a Consultant for the Handbook. to researchers. including three case studies. and Viet Nam. Objectives of the Training Workshop and those of the Handbook on Training 21. This Handbook will be published by the United Nations Statistics Division in the six official languages. Yet there is a great 7 . Statistician of the United Nations Statistics Division. to the health information system. To receive inputs from the distinguished and selected participants to improve the draft Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems that was before them for review and revision. Thailand. briefed the participants on the short-term and long-term objectives of the Workshop. operate and maintain accurate civil registration and vital statistics systems with the purpose of enabling trainees to strengthen regional and sub-regional capability to replicate training for students in under-graduate and graduate programmes of demography. Gonzales-Diaz pointed out that the three long-term objectives of the Workshop were: C To enable selected training centers from various regions of the world to introduce training in civil registration and vital statistics systems in the regular curricula for their students. a Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (see annex V) has been drafted by the United Nations Statistics Division. To introduce the participants to the new five Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems prepared and published by the United Nations Statistics Division. To contribute to human resource capability building in countries of the world. Mrs. C C C C 22. social sciences. Mrs. statisticians and social scientists will be aware of and qualified for operating any of these systems. To have selected training centers in several regions of the world. Mrs. to the national statistics system. Participants were informed that in order to facilitate the training sessions in this workshop and to assist in future training elsewhere. with the assistance of Mr. and so forth. so that reliable civil registration and vital statistics systems can be maintained and to help to establish such systems in countries that do not yet have them. upon request. 23. who was attending the workshop. so that future generations of demographers. Gonzales-Diaz stressed that the civil registration and vital statistics systems are basic government functions for every country of the world as they are relevant to the administration of the country. and for concerned national officials. Joseph Carney. to each individual in the society. They are not optional systems.
The selection of modules is a key factor to suit the needs of a particular audience. c. Another method illustrated was use of the Discussion Points and Suggested Exercises to develop the issues that the module raised. Rev. in light of the careful selection of the participants from their prestigious institutions. that is about to be published by UNSD. Carney. Mr. a list of Source Readings. 24. and finally. She pointed out that. The Review Questions would then be assigned for completion as outside work. a compilation of Key Points. 2. Following the discussions. For example. followed by twenty minutes during which the students could peruse the Source Readings. Further. Joseph D. The training sessions 25. Training is viewed as a very important strategy to further improvements in the civil registration and vital statistics systems. 27. In his presentation of the first four modules. five other workshops conducted between 1991 and 1995 by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). ESCAP and UNSD hope to succeed in institutionalizing training in CR/VS systems in many regions of the world. following the presentation by Ms Violeta Gonzales-Diaz of the United Nations Statistics Division. preparation of a series of specialized Handbooks on these subjects published by UNSD to assist countries. a set of Discussion Points and Suggested Exercises. Participant suggestions relative to the “Introduction” to the handbook included addition of a suggested set of courses for “Key Community and Key Traditional Leaders. This method ended by jointly responding to some of the Review Questions that naturally led to use of the Source Readings.need for improvement in most of the developing countries. Carney indicated how a trainer could use these five different components of each module to vary the training method. the trainer can use the Content Summary as a basis for a twenty minute lecture presentation. the Workshop recommended the introduction of an item establishing the relationship of the civil registration system to the vital statistics system. Presentation of the modules of the “Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems” began during the first session. the group read the Content Summary as a means to bring the ideas together. Introduction of the Handbook and Modules 1 to 4 26. In a third training method. The module would be concluded by a review of the Key Points. Efforts at the international level to draw attention from governments include this workshop. ten Review Questions for the module. He pointed out that the modules contain five distinct parts – a Content Summary. It was recommended to add that the Handbook may stand as a self-training tool as well. who reviewed the objectives of the Workshop and those of the Handbook on Training. Students are then to read the Content Summary and the class is summarized by reviewing the Key Points as a group. The introduction and the first four modules of the Handbook were presented by the author. 8 . and the revision of the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics. Mr. Mr.” It was also pointed out that suggestions might indicate that a combination of portions of modules can be appropriate in some cases. in collaboration with the regional commissions and financial support of UNFPA. Carney led the group through a discussion of each of the Key Points for the module.
permanence and compulsory nature. A strong recommendation was made to include the issue of funding for the system. including the civil registry agency. There was considerable discussion and agreement to include population growth indicators and migration within the module. Module 5 on the “Integration and Coordination in the Civil Registration System” was presented by Mr. It was felt that the statement on page 17 concerning penalties should be qualified.G. local committees (at the province or state level) 9 . 31. 32. Some suggestions for consideration within the module were coordination of data exchange on death. the ministry of public health. A typographic error in the footnote on page 18 should be corrected to read “crown-heel” body length. R. For Module 1. than the imposition of sanctions for non-compliance was raised once again. Modules 5 33. Several changes were proposed in module 3 on page 23. it is recommended that countries introduce changes according to their own experience and laws. particularly in mass transit accidents involving many deaths remote from the place of usual residence. It was agreed to add local level to the infrastructure in item 2 on page 24. and comments concerning the coordination of funding for civil registration. In federative settings. Also raised was the need to include a sentence for registration of events occurring outside the country to nationals temporarily abroad. as a more effective means to improve registration. but also its universality or need for total coverage. it was pointed out that the legal framework covering the civil registration system should guarantee not only its continuity. the vital statistics bureau. Registration data can provide indirect estimation of migration. under administrative uses: “for national security”. it was suggested that the statement on page 31 that the draft law need not mention the use of information technology. Cross reference should be made to the definitions that should specify the duties and responsibilities of informants and notifiers. In consideration of Key Point d(3) on page 26. 29. The establishment of a national committee is very important and highly recommend to ensure mutual cooperation. A suggestion for module 2 was to include the indicators that can be obtained from registration data and an outline of why data are collected (as part of the discussion of characteristics of the civil registration method). It was also suggested that government concern for national security might be incorporated into the module as an encouragement for investment in the system. The module should then include. The Workshop recognized that collaboration among the institutions participating in civil registration and vital statistics systems. Mitra using specific illustrations from the experience in India. be phrased in a more positive way. a suggestion was made that the definition of a system of civil registration should also take into account the different cultural and social realities.28. is fundamental for strengthening civil registration and vital statistics. Also in the fourth module. 30. It was agreed that the module include coordination for exchange of registration data among states in federative administrations. The same qualification needs to be made relative to the mention of sanctions in Module 4. emphasis on incentives. 34. including notifiers and informants. Realizing that there are changes in the definition of which fetal deaths should be collected.
Through several illustrations from his own country. Insert:“if a country would like to have large registration areas. Mr. Seminars and workshops are very useful to promote discussion of issues of common interest. A cross-reference to Module 7 concerning size of registration areas is needed. Carlito Lalicon covered the first of four modules concerned with the civil registration process.and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System. the completeness of reporting. National Statistical Office of the Philippines. then it needs to have a strong notifier system” (notifiers are a link between the informants and the local registrars. 35. Hamadi Betbout. Civil Registry Coordinator. presented Module 7 on local registration units and the designation of informants. the de facto committees can be established through memorandum of agreement among the concerned institutions. including evaluations on completeness and quality among the concerned national agencies. A question was raised concerning the use of the term “population density” in key point f). A reference to Annex I of the Handbook is also needed to the charts showing different administrative settings for civil registration. Module 8 39. cost. On page 48. adequately compensated for their work are crucial for the success of civil registration. Carlito Lalicon. If the law(s) does not include this provision. Mr. Mr. Full time regular civil registrars. time. as well as to identify problems in each step of data collection and production. presented module 6 and used the experience of the Philippines to illustrate the designation of responsibility of the local registrar. Clarification should be made that the latter is just an example. due to cost considerations. The workshop recommended that a cross reference be made on this subject to module 15 as civil registration and vital statistics systems are clearly interlinked. on page 49 it should read instead “population size”. they do not have authority to legally register events). conduct in-depth studies on the status of CR/VS at those levels. under “Death of an adult person” add: “police”. Lalicon reviewed the importance of place. The committees should include supporting groups to: evaluate the quality of the data being collected. Revision 2 differs from the list suggested in the model law contained in the Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Preparation of a Legal Framework. Module 6 37. A recommendation will be made to UNSD to amend this list in the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System.would be necessary. It was also indicated that the list of suggested informants on page 48 that are quoted from principles. the completeness or registration. and late registration in the civil registration process in Module 10 . Module 7 38. Mr. The presentation emphasized the need to have a strongly supported and respected registrar position to accomplish the specified duties. lecturer at the Institute de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques in Cameroon. 36.
timeliness and accuracy of registration. 44. Also discussed were the advantages and disadvantages of the book register and the loose-leaf or card register. 41. 40. The module should make allowance for this aspect and should specify what provisions countries can take to register vital events of nationals temporarily living abroad. Lalicon underscored the need to include in the module provisions for undefined geographical place of occurrence of vital events such as: birth in an air plane. Module 9 42. The Workshop agreed that the population be informed about the provisions of the law on place of registration. strict administration of printed copies through a numbering system (serial) and close monitoring to trace records. Analysis of the reasons for. and that optical disk does not allow for production of statistics standing by itself. Joseph Carney. 43. or circumstances surrounding the delays. ship or car. There are more advantages in selecting place of occurrence than place of registration. Foundlings need to be considered. It also should address the need to guard against fraud (false records).g. that need updating. There was strong agreement on the selection of place of occurrence as the preferred one for registering vital events as it encourages completeness. The significant reduction of storage space and the speed with which back-ups can be created and stored in other remote places for security are definite advantages. What storage and preparation technology is allowable in a country and not only what is available should be taken into account in selecting modern technology for civil registration. It was stressed that when computer-based registration is made. Interest was also expressed in storage by optical disk. The module should address the need for restoration of deteriorated registration records. All should be considered in the regulations to civil registration law so as to standardize the processes nationwide and to provide guidance to the registration authorities. 11 . but that it was also important to decrease the number of such late or delayed registrations. Also this module needs to make reference to Annex I that displays samples of registration records of various countries. there is no way to carry out verification since no paper records exist. On page 59. Mr. intaglio printing. Many people ignore such specifications and the entire registration system is affected. The module needs an additional paragraph on page 62 to address the advantages of computerized civil registration records as means of back-up and storage. including void records. Lively discussion of late or delayed registration brought out that it was important to provide methods for late or delayed registration. Module 9 on the various methods of preparing and storing the vital registration record was presented by Mr. It was noted however that optical disk may not be suitable for dynamic vital records. e. 45.8. book register: add the errors of transcription that are likely to occur if this method is adopted. Communication and Education is needed to make clear the great benefits of registration soon after birth. The workshop noted that the adoption of some technology may imply a need for a change in the registration law. The electronic record was of much interest. and provision of appropriate public education programs were suggested. It was felt that on page 55 a cross-reference to the Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Developing Information.
She illustrated how the proposed issuing of certified copies of vital records by using high security paper with intaglio printing and with hidden features known only to officials in the registration network. Professor Zablan reviewed recording. The module needs to discuss that nationality of the child. However.g. including consulates abroad. Module 11 47. e. Prior information must be kept for future references.. Time of birth a listed topic in the birth record.. Carney presented this module on policies on release of individual information.. The use of stamps does not preclude the use of seals for security purposes. It was also noted that some countries allow dual nationality if born overseas.g.: previous birth to the mother. This practice deters the misuse of certified copies.. certified copies do not need to reflect the prior information. other data for civil registration purposes needs specific statements in the law of civil registration to guard against disclosure to unqualified applicants and users. e. Patricia Holness. reporting and collection of civil registration for data for statistical purposes using illustrative examples from her own country. record content and numbering. this makes the registrar accountable for any loss.other registration authorities”. Discussion raised questions concerning the use of a single versus a two part form for collection of data on deceased persons. Registrar-General of Jamaica presented this module and illustrated each element of the module with the experience in the civil registration system of Jamaica. The module should recommend the development of certain control variables.. Module 12 50.. the correction processes should closely follow those suggested for paper-based records. Ms Holness also illustrated how computerized linkages of deaths to birth records will help to mark the birth record “deceased” to avoid fraudulent use of such birth records. on page 85 of the Handbook. The module may also stress that while data collected in the civil registration record which is for statistical purposes is already strictly protected by the statistical laws to ensure confidentiality.Module 10 46. be amended as follows: “. There was also 12 . the number of still births of the mother could be used to verify if applicant for a certified copy of his/her birth record is requested.. The careful administration of the printed forms is guaranteed through a hierarchical numbering system capable of identifying the parish to which the blank forms have been assigned.. The workshop recommended that item g). needs an explanation why it is needed. The Module needs to underline that when vital records are computerized. Definition of the topics suggested is needed in an annex to the handbook for international comparability. 49.other authorities. mother holding nationality of the country. 48. which has been brought to high standards of completeness and efficiency in the past 4 years.. may not be feasible to be included in countries that do not grant nationality by birth but rather have additional criteria such as: father holding nationality of the country. a topic recommended for the birth record. for multiple births. At the same time.. Ms. Mr. etc. Professor Zelda Zablan of the Population Institute of the University of the Philippines presented the fifth part of the civil registration process in module 12.
d) origination antecedent cause and the correct cause of death is the origination antecedent cause. b) and c): the intervening antecedent causes of death. According to this form. Mr. accompanied by close monitoring. 51. some doctors do not know how to accurately write the medical death certification. compilation and statistical processing and publication of vital statistics from this source is the responsibility of the Health Information Division. It also should stress that computerization is just a tool and not an end. On 16 September afternoon. Thailand is working to resolve the poor quality of cause of death in death statistics. training and availability of human resources. four causes should be recorded: a) direct cause of death. Ministry of Public Health. Mrs. Carney presented Module 13. the registrars at the district level do not use the manual to code cause of death. The group felt that some cross references with other modules were needed. The adjustment should make clear that computerization of data entry is not equivalent to full computerization of the civil registration and vital statistics systems. cost. However.discussion concerning how statistical items were selected for inclusion on the collection form. Most cause of death on death records are ill defined. the cause of death is the main problem of vital statistics in Thailand. concerning computerization in civil registration. An item on advance planning when computerizing CR/VS systems may be added. to which adds errors introduced by persons who are responsible to write down the cause of death on the medical death certification. Even when there are medical certificates of cause of death. The Workshop recommended that the introductory paragraph spell out what the end purpose of computerization is. and to assist local registrars for deaths that occur at home. Policy and Planning. changes in technology and so forth. 13 . 53. It led to a discussion that suggested the Module should undergo some adjustment of emphasis. Ratana Konsilp. Moreover. inaccuracies are introduced at the coding stage as the handwriting of the physician on the medical death certificate is often unreadable. Under these circumstances. Thailand. maintenance cost. 30% of deaths occur in hospital and 70% at home or elsewhere. Ministry of Public Health. The influence of separate agencies on the processes was also a point of discussion. She informed the Workshop that while the Ministry of Interior is in charge of the civil registration system. to provide guidance for lay reporting of causes of death. In choosing the cause of death. Bureau of Health. the registrars always select the direct cause as the cause of death. In Thailand. Module 13 54. This is particularly important when books are used for civil registration and transcription of data is made onto separate forms for statistical purposes. A manual has been prepared and is available to certify causes of death according to ICD10. 52. 55. The Workshop concurred that a key element for complete statistical reporting is the timely supply of blank statistical reports to all local registration areas. as they do not have the proper training. The Module may include strategies on the growth of computerized systems from nothing to completion on a continuum basis. Such planning should take into account. and the provisions of handbooks to local registrars. presented “Cause of Death in Thailand”. periodical training.
Normah Mohd. It was recommended that a paragraph be inserted on what inputs the vital statistics system receives from the civil registration system discussed earlier. The module should also give considerations to the importance of establishing the de facto inter-agency committees to coordinate and strengthen the vital statistics system.Module 14 56. Mrs. It was also suggested that the influx of outside funding to get data selectively discouraged unification within the country. Head of the Communications & Operation Division. Several points were raised during discussions. Carney indicated that the definitions for vital events in this module were the same as those presented in module 2 for the civil registration system. It is also important that the legislation on vital statistics specify who or which agency should take the initiative on conceptual integration and coordination. to include the functions. presented module 15 on designation of responsibilities. 58. National Statistical Office of Malaysia. Also recommended was a note concerning the collection of certain types of fetal deaths. Aris. the organizational structures and coordination in the vital statistics system. The Workshop recommended to include a note in the module to amend the existing statistical law. The Workshop felt that the module needs to emphasize that the vital statistics system be clearly defined and established in the context of the overall national statistical system so as to secure its proper status and budget. The point was raised that the Handbook emphasizes strategy via legislation. This was purposeful in order to guarantee that collection of the civil registration data would yield the information appropriate to the statistically defined events. presented module 16 on the topics to be investigated in a vital statistics system. responsibilities and procedures for vital statistics. In his presentation. John B. It was concluded that it was the continuity of the organization that was more important than its location. as well as the channels of coordination. A cross reference to module 5 should also be made. Some participants suggested that the movement was caused since some government officials feel civil registration/vital statistics has not found its proper place in the organizational structure. Essentials of a Vital Statistics System. Module 16 60. It was recommended that motivation through cooperation be added as a strategy. professor of Makerere University in Uganda. Participants agreed with the expression of the idea that the “processes” of information should be the focus for civil registration and vital records rather than “projects”. It was decided to limit the excessive detail in the module by listing only the topics and themes for vital statistics from registration data that were first priority topics ( in bold in the original list) and making a reference 14 . Module 15 57. Mr. 59. wherever not specified. Module 14 is the first module of Chapter II. Mr. There is also need to address the conceptual and structural integration between the vital statistics system and the civil registration system. A discussion suggested that vital statistics be located in one specific agency rather than being frequently moved organizationally as in some countries. Ssekamatte-Sebuliba.
Module 17 61. the demonstration included tabulations 15 . Researchers need to now the extent of changes made through editing and imputations to the variables in the vital statistics data sets. Dissemination of data through the use of CD-Rom was also mentioned. Dirk Jaspers-Faijer. which addressed advanced planning and national centralized compilation of vital statistics. Module 19 63. The Handbook can serve as a self-teachingtool. It was decided to leave them in this module but to introduce these other approaches of data collection in the introduction of the Handbook. Jaspers offered two programmes illustrating uses of vital statistics database in Venezuela in interaction with population census database. detail. It was recommended that the Module mention the existence of the three slightly different lists and that the one in the Principles and Recommendations be used as a reference. as for example Chile does. Chief of Information and Training on Population Area of Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia (CELADE). There was some uneasiness with the topics and themes for census and sample surveys in this module. A rearrangement of the location of the quotation at the start of Module 18 and a crossreference to the definition of the terms: coverage. It was pointed out that the lists of tabulations in the Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization differed from those in the Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods. and other sectoral databases. Whereas in Chile. Geographic references. Modules 18 62. Chile. was presented by Mr. which can then address: 1. Aris presented Module 17. In particular the items listed under compilation were singled out. presented Module 18 on tabulation principles. Normah Mohd.g. The need for the inclusion of a glossary of terms in the Handbook was stressed. Mrs. Mr. and timeliness was recommended to clarify this portion of the document. without corrections. Santiago.to the full list of recommended topics in an annex to the Handbook. 64. The module needs some re-structuring under the general sub-title: A. Tabulation Coverage. The use of sample surveys to collect some of the detailed elements (e. literacy) was suggested. Module 19 concerning presentation of results and data dissemination from the vital statistics system. Such editing and imputations should made the least amount of damage to the data. education database. Inclusion of comments concerning the quality of the data in the official publications of vital statistics was enthusiastically encouraged. and 2. Another recommendation was to include in the module more detailed guidelines concerning the relevant content of a national vital statistics law. Participants were informed that there is also a revised list of recommended tabulations in Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System. The workshop recommended an inclusion in the module stating that delayed and late registrations be included in the publications with the purpose of assisiting researchers in the reconstruction of the series of vital events by date of occurrence. Volume I. it would be necessary to clarify some of the terms used in the manual. Dirk Jaspers-Fairer. Revision 2. Recommendation was also made to maintain in storage the original data set. quality. Mr. As a demonstration of the modern dissemination of vital statistics at the national or local level through electronic media. Time reference.
In regard to Module 21 (former module 20) on completeness of statistical reporting and quality of the data recorded. He also cautioned that the “sex ratio” is no longer a strictly natural selection. Mr. so that evaluation of registration is addressed first. The effectiveness measures should be incorporated: timeliness. Iqbal Alam. Mr. 66. Adviser in Population Statistics of the United Nations Statistics Division. followed by the the evaluation of vital statistics in module 21. As an illustration. Sales No. RADATAM can produce cross tabulations up to four variables at a time. He discussed the dual-records system and referred to the India Sample Registration System as a direct assessment method. The workshop agreed to reverse the order of the modules 20 and 21in the draft handbook. A question was raised relative to the listing of factors on page 173 of the Handbook. Alam made the suggestion that the statistical office take responsibility for accurately processing the statistical data. coverage and quality with cross references to their definitions. While Zone Plan can calculate basic indicators for administrative purposes.83. for population and health policy making purposes. particularly in countries limiting births to one or two per couple. Normah Aris presented the results of a dual-records system that was implemented in two states of Malaysia to ascertain the degree of registration coverage of births and deaths. a note should be included in the module to indicate that the consistency of trends is one of the most important indicator.XIII. When evaluating civil registration. These softwares allow for interaction of vital statistics databases with population census and other sectorial data sets. Modules 20 65. It was recommended that number 6 should be moved to the number 2 position. Dr. and no data are ever perfect”. Module 21 67. Alam started from the premise that “no data are ever complete.and calculation of basic indicators using the vital statistics database. The demonstration used both REDATAM and Zone Plan software developed by CELADE. E. presented modules 20 (former module 21) on the completeness of civil registration and choosing an assessment method. Mr. University of the Philippines. The Workshop felt that clarification was needed in the module on what is implied by the concepts of monitoring and evaluation. Also. Both are user-friendly and have high processing speed. professor at the Population Institute. Also changes in mortality and fertility patterns in recent decades may bias the use of indirect techniques described in Manual X: Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation (United Nations publication. Nimfa Ogena. Ms. which are being used by several Latin American countries. the module should give an indication on when evaluation should be done and a statement that it should be linked and built in the overall planning process with adequate allocation of human and financial resources.2). 16 . Module 22 68. They can be very useful to monitor the performance of the civil registration and vital statistics systems. The module should indicate who should do the evaluation. The Workshop agreed that it should not be done by the agency responsible for collection or for statistics in order to ensure a fair evaluation.
A cross reference was also needed to the Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Developing Information.presented Module 22 on training and public education. and part C be concerned with Information Technology and Automation. etc. 71. Socio-cultural considerations must be taken into account in designing a campaign. with several languages and socio-cultural differences. suggests linkage with the publicity campaigns of other agencies devoted to immunization programs.XVII. professor of the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai. Module 23 69. sales No. R. It was recommended again that a clarification between the terms monitoring and evaluation was needed.4). Module 24 70.98. She mentioned the strong government commitment to an educational programme throughout the years. The expense of public education. It was recommended that the module needed some illustrations on how to conduct public education in civil registration and vital statistics. how much local development is possible for new technologies. The Workshop recommended that part A of the Module cover Monitoring. India presented the final module 24 of the Handbook concerned with information technology for today’s civil registration and vital statistics systems. The Workshop decided to include some of the content of Module 24 in part C of Module 23 and to place the sources for further information in an Annex. A lively discussion followed Dr. Sinha. technology is also a question of human resource availability . Mr. Dr.K. use the questionnaire on “Review and Assessment of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems” designed by the United Nations Statistics Division to ascertain the level of computerization in various countries. Carney presented the information in Module 23 concerning monitoring and evaluation studies and use of information technology as strategies for improvement. the “Manila Proclamation on 100 per cent Birth Registration” (a newly designed project by Plan International and the NGO on UNICEF with the Government of the Philippines). the continuity of the dialogue as opposed to one-shot attempt were all issues that should be included in the Module. food rations programmes. the timing within the year. among them: a 5th Convention of Local Registrars held in June 1999. etc. The workshop recommended that the module include that: civil registration and vital statistics systems have to reach for the new technology or they will be left behind. Discussion also included options to split Module 24 between partial inclusion in Module 23 and an Annex that would point to an updated internet web site. particularly in large countries such as India. the adoption of February as the month for civil registration. part B cover Evaluation. Lively participant response brought forth several issues.the person behind the machine must be constantly trained and retrained in new technologies. and even within the hour of the day is important. Ogena illustrated the module’s content with the approaches the Philippines is undertaking to raise public awareness of civil registration and vital statistics systems. family planning programmes. Sinha’s presentation and included several issues. Some specific indicators for evaluation and monitoring should be listed. Education and Communication (United Nations publication. The difficulty in deciding what will be effective in an education campaign. E. Also suggested was the addition of evaluation of processes to internal evaluation on page 190. Dr. prenatal halth care programs. The Annex would include a reference to the United Nations 17 .
which may be included in the Handbook. population database. which continuously updates its computerized population database along with records from its household registration. He highlighted the features of each method and the different types of sample surveys.Web site for updates. He referred the sample registration system of India as the longest application alive of the dual records-system. He noted that information from population censuses and sample surveys can be used in indirect techniques for demographic estimation. participants in the workshop paid a visit to the Civil Registration Division. he identified the topics that may be included in these sources to estimate fertility. General Recommendations of the workshop 18 . household registration. A visit by the participants to the Civil Registration Division. Stressing that civil registration is the best and preferred source of vital statistics. data processing center. A Module not in the Handbook for discussion 72. is now being gradually decentralized at the province level. Therefore. 3. mortality and other basic parameters of the population and the advantages and disadvantages. Data entry for both civil registration and vital statistics is being done by the Civil Registration Division. its cost is a factor that has to be carefully considered and evaluated. The commitment of the Royal Thai Government to the operation and maintenance of these systems was praised by the participants. Department of Local Administration. The Workshop proposed that the Handbook briefly refer to these other supplementary methods in the section where the definition of the vital statistics system is given. Thailand 74. containing more than 70 million records. no module 24 is needed. were given by Thai authorities of the Division. he cautioned that most of the underlying assumptions of these methods are no longer valid. a resource person of UNSD. 73. Ministry of Interior of the Royal Thai Government. sample surveys of various types. and administrative records as supplementary sources of data and information on vital statistics. he introduced the population census. Mr. Funds must be secured for at least three years to complete the field work and data processing. Ministry of Interior. e. Mr. Further. A series of presentations and demonstrations of the processes in civil registration. Both fertility and mortality are declining everywhere and do not meet the criteria of stability for application of these methods. and statistical outputs of the population database. However. Iqbal Alam. Thailand is steadly improving its civil registration system. The population database. collaborative work is being developed between the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Public Health for the production of vital statistics. Alam pointed out the advantages of direct estimation by means of the dual-record system over the other methods. As a complement of the training programme. However. It provides the vital statistics for India and its states. presented other methods to obtain vital statistics. Also. initially centralized in Bangkok. population identification card. Electronic files for further processing from this database are then handled to the Ministry of Public Health for the generation of tabulations and the publication and dissemination of vital statistics.
the workshop suggested that: C The vital statistics system be clearly defined and established in the context of the overall national statistical system in order to secure its proper status and budget. and the civil society at large. in general. for their review and approval. 77. International advocacy and technical cooperation be strengthened to improve civil registration and vital statistics systems. After deliberations. Mr. A global alliance of collaboration and cooperation be developed. He expressed his satisfaction for hosting this important workshop at the request of the United Nations Statistics Division and financial support from UNFPA. the Statistics Division of ESCAP. 79. including the United Nations specialized agencies. the non-governmental organizations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Participants were encouraged to cooperate with the United Nations Statistics Division. Besides the specific recommendations made in prior sections to improve each module in the Handbook of Training. Since civil registration and vital statistics are fundamental systems for every country and areas of the world and in great need of government attention and international technical cooperation. the Draft Report of the Training Workshop for Trainers in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System. and UNFPA in human resources capacity building to improve civil registration and vital statistics systems. Director of the Statistics Division. 78. On 24 September 1999. the workshop was officially closed by Mr. the modules do have such description. Flatt commended the participants for their active participation during the workshop sessions and expressed his satisfaction for the achievements during the two weeks of work. especially by the United Nations Statistics Division. the Statistics Divisions at the regional commissions. In turn. It also has b19 . C C 76. the national statistical system be strengthened. A glossary of terms be added to the Handbook The Handbook be published in the six official languages of the United Nations to assist countries and academic institutions to organize training activities on civil registration and vital statistics systems for a variety of target groups. their inputs were recorded and the report was adopted. the participants had before them. He acknowledged that this workshop was unique in its nature as it was international rather than just regional. the Workshop strongly recommended that: C The first paragraph in each module of the Handbook provide a brief description of what topics will be covered. the national governments. Closing of the workshop C C 4. however some of them may be revisited for clarity. and the United Nations specialized agencies.75. Although. Andrew Flatt. Soon after.
and other professionals working in civil registration. for the fine presentations of modules. all sources of data suffer. for lecturing on some of the modules. Deep appreciation was expressed to: the authorities of the Statistics Division and to all its staff for enthusiastically supporting the initiative of the United Nations Statistics Division to jointly organize and conduct this workshop. He encouraged the participants to take initiatives in this direction. the central authority for civil registration needs to be strengthen as well as the national statistical system. for laying down all the logistics for its smooth implementation. She conveyed her determination to replicate training to her staff a in Jamaica and expressed her desired to maintain close communication with all other 20 . Mrs. Mr. gratitude was conveyed to every participant for their excellent cooperation and active participation in the workshop sessions. Registrar General of Jamaica. Children need to be protected from birth and that civil registrations needs to be boosted. Executive Secretary of ESCAP for his co-operation with the United Nations Statistics Division to co-organize and host this workshop. conveyed her appreciation to the organizers for a very productive and excellent workshop. To this end. Participants were encouraged to implement training programmes in their own institutions and organizations for different target groups.rought together distinguished demographers. with the assistance of the modules in the Handbook. Adrianus Mooy. Ministry of Interior. as soon as possible. Because of the continuous and permanent nature of the systems. Trust in their ability and creativity to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics systems was expressed. and. and experiences that led to the attainment of its immediate objectives. Since improvement of these systems is a long process. government commitment was essential. 80. 83. for helping in the conduct of the workshop and in the preparation of the draft report. vital statistics. including civil registration. to UNFPA for funding this workshop and the other activities of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System since 1991. When the latter is weak. Joseph Carney. Patricia Holness. Next. views. for their dedication and inputs to adjust each module of the Handbook. 81. was recognized and appreciated for his work to draft the Handbook on Training. Violeta Gonzales-Diaz. Finally. Mrs. All of us have learned from each other’s experiences. All have made the workshop an efficient forum for the exchange of ideas. and for his warm hospitality. The Handbook will be a very important tool for all countries and the academic institutions. 82. sustained efforts of various entities are needed. He extended his appreciation to each participant for their contributions to the successful implementation of the workshop and wished all of them a safe journey back home. statisticians. a resource person of the United Nations Statistics Division delivered a final statement to thank first. for the professional and friendly atmosphere that has prevailed throughout the workshop. It was stressed that the most valuable human life was being hurt when neglected from civil registration: the child. to the Royal Thai Government for graciously facilitating a visit to its Civil Registration Division. to use the lessons learned and to keep in touch with one another. It is up to the participants in this workshop not only start but keep rolling in their efforts to improve the systems in their own countries. health systems and academic institutions from all over the world. on behalf of the participants. This workshop represents an effort of the United Nations to institutionalize training in civil registration and vital statistics systems. Mr. Next. It was added that civil registration was an area that has been neglected.
Words of gratitude were reiterated to the United Nations Statistics Division. and UNFPA for convening this meeting that was so well organized and conducted. the Statistics Division of ESCAP. She wished farewell to all.participants for mutual cooperation. 21 .
09:00 09:00 .11:00 11:00 . 14 September 1999 Morning session 08:00 .09:30 09:30 . UNSD) Chapter I: The Civil Registration System. The Need for a Civil Registration System ( Mr. Joseph Carney) Afternoon session 13:00 .Discussion Coffee break Module 4. Joseph Carney) Module 3.09:15 09:30 .Discussion Module 2. Joseph Carney) Module 4 –Discussion 22 .14:30 14:30 .Annex I Agenda Workshop Programme Monday.13:30 13:30 . UNSD Coffee break Adoption of the workshop programme and other organizational and logistic arrangements Objectives of the workshop & Training Handbook (Mrs. Vital events to be registered and characteristics of the civil registration method ( Mr. 13 September 1999 Morning session 08:00 . Model civil registration law (Mr. Module 1.Discussion Tuesday.15:00 15:00 . National level designation of responsibilities and organizational structures (Mr. Violeta Gonzales-Diaz.10:00 10:00 . Joseph Carney) Coffee break Module 2.11:45 Registration Opening address: ESCAP.10:30 10:30 – 10:45 10:45 – 11:00 11:00 .11:30 Module 3.15:30 Chapter I: Module 1.10:00 10:00 .
14:00 Module 9.10:00 10:00 .16:00 Module 5. Mitra) Module 5.10:00 10:00 . numbering. Part 2 Preparation and storage of the Vital Registration Record (Mr. Carlito Lalicon) Module 8-Discussion 14:00 . Escobedo) 23 09:00 . time.15:00 15:00 . Part 3: Policies on release of individual information.Afternoon session 13:00 . record content. The civil registration process. cost .linkages (Mrs Patricia Holness) Module 11 – Discussion Coffee break Module 12.G. Part 1: Place.30 . Carlito Lalicon) Module 9-Discussion Coffee break Module 10. A. Amendments to records.09:30 09:30 . Part 4:Additions.09:00 09:00 . issuing certified copies.14:30 14:30 . The civil registration process. late registration(Mr.11:00 11:00 . Carlito Lalicon) Wednesday. R. The civil registration process. Hamadi Betbout) Module 7-Discussion Coffee break Module 8. The civil registration process.15:00 15:00 . 15 September 1999 Morning session 08:00 .11:00 11:00 – 11:30 . 16 September 1999 Morning session 08:00 . reporting and collecting civil registration data for statistical purposes (Dr. Integration and coordination in the civil registration system (Mr.Discussion Coffee Break Module 6. Local registration units and designation of informants (Mr. Designation of responsibilities for the local registrar and discussion (Mr. The civil registration process.16:00 Thursday.14:00 14:00 .09:30 09. Part 5: Recording.11:30 Afternoon session 13:00 .09:00 Module 11. Zelda Zablan) Module 12-Discussion (J.14:30 14:30 . Module 10Discussion (Mr Joseph Carney) Module 7.
15:00 15:00 . Normah Aris) 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break 10:30 . (Mr. Iqbal Alam) Module 21.Afternoon session 13:00 .11:30 .14:00 14:00 . Discussion (Mr. sources and priority of data in the vital statistics system . Dirk Jaspers) Monday 20 September 1999 Morning Session 08:00 . Iqbal Alam ) Module 20: Discussion Coffee break Module 21. Discussion (Mr.15:00 15:00 . Discussion (Mrs. Discussion (Mrs. Discussion (Mr. Dirk Jaspers) Module 18: Discussion Coffee break Module 19. Definitions. Computerization in civil registration.14:00 14:00 . Joseph Carney) Friday.Completeness civil registration choosing an assessment method (Mr.14:30 14:30 .09:00 Chapter III: Assessing the reliability of civil registration and vital statistics systems: Module20. organizational structures and coordination in the vital statistics system.14:30 14:30 . Joseph Carney) Module 13 -Discussion Coffee break Chapter II. Presentation of results and data dissemination for the vital statistics system . 17 September 1999 Morning session 08:00 – 09:00 Module 15: Designation of responsibilities. Compiling vital statistics.Discussion 24 09:00 . Ssekamatte Ssebuliba) 09:00 – 10:00 Module 16: Topics to be investigated in a vital statistics system. Part 2: Tabulation principles (Mr. Part 1: Advanced planning and national centralized compilation. Normah Aris) Afternoon Session 13:00 . Completeness of statistical reporting and quality of data recorded ( Mr. Essentials of a Vital Statistics System: Module 14.09:30 09:30 .11:00 11:00 .16:00 Module 18.11:30 Module 17: Compiling vital statistics.10:00 10:00 .16:00 Module 13 .
K. 22 September 1999 Morning Session 08:00 .16:00 A visit to the Civil Registration Division.09:30 09:30 – 10:00 10:00 –11:30 Afternoon Session 13:00 . Presentation of results and data dissemination for the vital statistics system (continued): A demonstration of Redatam and ZonPlan for uses of vital statistics (Mr.:14:30 14:30 .:09:30 09:30 . Joseph Carney): Recommendations to improve module 1 to 4 Coffee break Recommendations to improve modules 5 to 9 Module 24: Information Technology for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (Mr.14:30 14:30 – 15:00 15:00 .:15:00 15:00 .16:00 A general review of the Modules (Moderator: Mr.:16:00 Chapter IV: Improving reliability of civil registration and vital statistics systems: Module 22: Training and public education (Dr. Dirk Jaspers) Discussion 09:00 . Department of Local Administration.14:00 14:00 . Presentation of results and data dissemination for the vital statistics system (continued): A demonstration of Redatam and ZonPlan for uses of vital statistics (Mr.10:30 10:30 – 11:00 Afternoon session 13:00 . R. Ministry of Interior.09:00 Module 19.Discussion (Mr.09:00 09:00 . Dirk Jaspers) Coffee break Module 19.Afternoon Session 13:00 . Thailand Tuesday 21 September 1999 Morning Session 08:00 . Sinha) Module 24-Discussion Coffee break Other issues: other sources of data (Mr. Iqbal Alam) 25 . Joseph Carney) Wednesday. Nimfa Ogena) Module 22-Discussion Coffee break Module 23: Monitoring and Evaluation Studies and using information technology.
10:00 10:00 .14:30 14:30 – 15:00 15:00 .11:30 Adoption of the Workshop Report 26 .11:30 Afternoon Session 13:00 .09:30 09:30 .16:00 Recommendations to improve module 20 to 24 Coffee break Drafting of Workshop Report Recommendations to improve modules 10-14 Coffee break Recommendations to improve modules 15-19 Friday 24 September 1999 Morning Session 0900 .Thursday 23 September 1999 Morning Session 08:00 .
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Zelda C.org.Govandi Station Road Deonar.P D5.vsnl..nc UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC Dr. New Caledonia Tel. 107 Residence: (91-22) 770 1341 Fax (Office): (91-22) 556 3257 E-mail: email@example.com. Philippines Telefax: (632) 920 5402 firstname.lastname@example.org SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC COMMUNITY Ms. Vilimaina Rakaseta Population Advisor Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) B. Mumbai 400 088. (687) 262000 Fax.ac.ph 29 . Zablan Professor Population Institute 3/F Palma Hall University of the Philippines Diliman. Quezon City Metro Manila. Box 1168 Suva. Fiji Tel: (679) 212 258 Fax: (679) 302 865 E-mail: email@example.com. Office: (91-22) 556 3254/55/56 ext. (687) 263818 E-mail: VilimainaR@spc.fj THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES Dr.edu. Kesaia Seniloli Coordinator Population Studies Programme School of Social and Economic Development University of the South Pacific P. India Tel. 98848 Noumea Cedex.O.
Lebanon Tel.: ( 662) 218 7354 Fax (662) 255 1469 E-mail: cnapapor@chulan.Dr. Ext.: (662) 441 0201/2. Box 11-8575 Beirut. Thailand Tel. 278. Philippines Telefax: (632) 920 5402 firstname.lastname@example.org ECONOMIC& SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR WESTERN ASIA Mr. Nakornpathom 73170 Thailand Tel.: (9611) 981 301 FAX: (9611) 981 510 Internal UN E-mail: email@example.com. or 441 9520 Fax ( 662) 441 9333 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SELECTED COUNTRIES ARGENTINA: 30 . Nimfa B.4.3.ph UNIVERSITIES IN THAILAND Dr.th Ms.O. Ahmed Hussein Statistician. Anchalee Varangrat Researcher Institute for Population & Social Research Mahidol University Salaya . Napaporn Chayovan College of Population Studies Chulalongkorn University Visid Prachuabmoh Building Bangkok 10330.ac. Statistics Division Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia P.net. Ogena Associate Professor Population Institute 3/F Palma Hall University of the Philippines Diliman. Quezon City Metro Manila.
in JAMAICA Dr. R. (91-11) 610 0678 Fax ( 91-11) 338 3145 E-mail: email@example.com. 609. India Office of the Registrar-General. (54-1-1) 4349 9220 Fax (54-1-1) 4349 9730 E-mail: agius@indec. Patricia Holness Chief Executive Officer & Registrar General of Jamaica Registrar General’s Department Twickenham Park St. Roca No. Catherine Jamaica W. New Delhi-110066.INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ESTADISTICA Y CENSOS Mr. 2nd floor. Communications & Operations Division Department of Statistics. G. Patricio Mizon Friedemann Lawyer Counselor to National Director Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificacion Calle Huerfanos No.mecon.. Alejandro Giusti National Director of Social & Population Statistics Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos Avenida Julio A. India Ministry of Home Affairs West Block l. Mitra Deputy Registrar-General. Malaysia Jalan Cenderasari 31 . R. Wing-1. piso 2 Tel.com MALAYSIA Ms. India Tel.K.cl INDIA Mr. Puram.I. Chile Tel. Normah Mohd. 1570 Santiago. (56-2) 695 5456 Fax: (56-2) 673 0301 E-mail: pmizon@srcei. Aris Head.ar CHILE Mr. Tel: (876) 907 5475 Fax: (876) 907 4541 E-mail: pholness@cwjamaica.
Q. Jardines del Parque 20170 Aguascalientes.7422 E-mail: C.. Philippines Tel.ph THAILAND: Mrs. Policy and Planning Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health Tiwanond Road. 1104 Manila. Ratana Konsilp Chief of ICD Co-ordinating Section (Vital Statistics) Bureau of Health.C.census. Carlito Lalicon Civil Registry Coordinator National Statistical Office Cor EDSA & Times Street West Triangle. (52-49) 183336 FAX (52-49) 182 418 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand Tel : (662).gob. (63-2) 926 7274 Fax (63-2) 926. Antonio Escobedo Aguirre Director. Heroe de Nacozari Sur 2301 Puerta 11-Segundo Nivel Fracc. Malaysia Tel: (60-3) 292 3997 Fax: (60-3) 293 1132 E-mail: email@example.com MEXICO: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ESTADISTICA GEOGRAFIA E INFORMATICA Mr. mx THE PHILIPPINES Mr.50514 Kuala Lumpur.inegi.590 1492 FAX: (662).Lalicon@mail. Ags.590 1495 32 . Mexico Tel. Demographic and Social Statistics Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica Ave.
Thailand Tel: (66 2) 281 3862 Fax: (66 2) 281 3121 E-mail: Mr Vichian Chidchanognarth Chief of Data Processing Centre Region 3 Rajsrima Province C/ODirector of Civil Registration Division Registration Administration Buereau Department of Local Administration Ministry of Interior Thanon Atsadang Bangkok 10200 Tel: (66 2) 281 3962.th Ministry of Interior: Mr. Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand Tel : (662). 629 6922.go.590 1493 FAX: (662).moph.moph.E-mail: ratkon@health. Opas Kaekwao Director Civil Registration Division Registration Administration Bureau Department of Local Administration Ministry of Interior Nakon Sawan Road Bangkok 10200. 626 1150.th Mrs. Policy and Planning Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health Tiwanond Road.590 1495 E-mail: limpis@health. 629 0768 Fax: (66 2) 281 3121 E-mail: 33 .go. Benjamaporn Jhantharapat Statistician Health Information Division (Vital Statistics) Bureau of Health.
(66 2) 281 2486. NY 10017 Tel. Sombat Chandrachesdakorn Chief. 281 3121 Fax: (66 2) 281 3121 E-mail: Ms. 281 3121 Fax: (66 2) 281 3121 E-mail: PLAN INTERNATIONAL Mr.geis.Surabaya 60189 Indonesia Tel. 62-31-734 6481-3 Fax: 62-31-731 2781 E-mail: arijanto@plan. Chirapha Thongsiri Senior Govening Officer Civil Registration Division Registration Administration Bureau Ministry of Interior Bangkok. HR Mohammad 340 . Thailand Tel. (212) 963 4972 Fax: (212) 963 1940 E-mail: clague@un. United Nations DC1-1516 New York. (66 2) 281 2486. (66 2) 281 2486. Alice Clague Chief. Suttiwong Sawanggank Junior Governing Officer Civil Registration Division Registration Administration Bureau Ministry of Interior Bangkok. Demographic Statistics Section Statistics Divsion. Arijanto Technical Resources Support Manager PLAN International-Indonesia Jl. Civil registration System Subdivision Registartion Adminsitration Bureau Ministry of Interior Bangkok .org 34 .Thailand Tel. Thailand Tel.Mr.com UNITED NATIONS STATISTICS DIVISION Ms. 281 3121 Fax: (66 2) 281 3121 E-mail: Mr.
A Tel: (503) 717 9823 E-mail: yenrac@v-town. United Nations DC-1522 New York. M.com Ms. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1611 E-mail: flatt. Andrew J. United Nations Private address: P.Mr. NY 10017 Tel. Violeta Gonzales-Diaz Statistician Statistics Division. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200.org Mr. Khalid Siddiqui Chief. NY 10017 Tel.org/stat Mr. Carney Consultant on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems. (212) 963 4985 Fax: (212) 963 1940 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr.email@example.com. Joseph D. Box 2562 Gearhart. (212) 963 4966 Fax: (212) 963 1940 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Statistics Division Fax: (662) 288-1082 http://www. ESCAP/Statistics Division 8th Floor. Flatt Director. Iqbal Alam Adviser in Population Statistics Statistics Division. United Nations DC-1518 New York.O.S. Statistics Development Section 35 . Oregon 97138-2562 U.
unescap@un.ESCAP/Statistics Division 8th Floor.org Mr.org Mr. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1649 E-mail: email@example.com Ms. ESCAP/Statistics Division 36 . Roberto Pagan Associate Statistician. Meng Kow Chief. Ilpo Survo Programme Officer (Public Sector Computerization) Statistics Development Section ESCAP/Statistics Division 8th Floor.unescap@un. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200.org Mr.unescap@un. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200. Heidi Arboleda Regional Adviser on National Accounts Statistics Development Section. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1593 E-mail: roongruangmanirat. Statistical Information Services Section ESCAP/Statistics Division 8th Floor. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1653 E-mail: siddiqui. Kesarin Roongruangmanirat Associate Statistician. Loh. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1645 E-mail: pagan.org Ms. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1646 E-mail: loh. Statistical Information Services Section ESCAP/Statistics Division 8th Floor. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200. Statistics Development Section ESCAP/Statistics Division 8th Floor.unescap@un. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200.
M. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok firstname.lastname@example.org Floor. United Nations Building Rajdamnern Nok Avenue Bangkok 10200.unescap@un. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1575 E-mail: ozsever.org Mr.org ________________ 37 . Nuri Ozsever Adviser on Population Data Processing and Database Management UNFPA Country Support Team Office for East and South-East Asia 14th Floor. Thailand Tel: (662) 288-1656 E-mail: arboleda.
XVII.XVII.1 Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System/Revision 2 (United Nations.E.11) Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management. No.98. No. 69 (United Nations publication. Review of National Practices. I. Series F.790 (United Nations publication. Series F.XVII.3/1999/10) Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods.98. Studies in Methods. Studies in Methods. Series F. Sales No. vol. 35 (United Nations publication. 35 (United Nations publication. E. Legal.E. Provisional ST/ESA/STAT/SER.98. vol. Series F.2) Report of the Expert Group on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System (United Nations. 73 (United Nations publication. Organizational and Technical Aspects.98.E.10) Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Policies and Protocols for the Release and Archiving of Individual Records. Series F. No.4) Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization. Studies in Methods. No. Sales No. Studies in Methods.84. No. E/CN.XVII. Provisional) ______________ 38 . Studies in Methods. Series F. Sales No.E.91. Sales No.6) Draft Training Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (United Nations. 71 (United Nations publication.E. Series F. No.7) Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Developing Information.XVII. Sales No. Studies in Methods.98.E. Operation and Maintenance. Studies in Methods.XVII. Education and Communication. Sales No.5) Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods.11) Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Preparation of a Legal Framework. 72 (United Nations publication. Sales No.M/19/Rev.Annex III List of documents Provisional agenda STAT/CRVS/L.XVII. II. No.
Chile.Annex IV List of contributed papers Chile: Patricio Mizon Friedemann. September 1999) Mexico: South Pacific Region: Ms. INEGI. Vilimaina Rakaseta. Mexico. New Caledonia. September 1999) Antonio Escobedo Aguirre. The civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems in the Pacific (Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Noumea. ---------------------- 39 . Civil Registration and Identification Service in Chile (Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificacion. Evolution of Vital Statistics Systems in Mexico (Demographic and Social Statistics. September 1999).
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