CRVS development series

'CRVS developments' are the primary knowledge products of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Improvement Group, Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative at the University of Melbourne. Easily accessible, they collectively form a lasting repository of knowledge generated under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative based on in-country experience. They are intended to stimulate debate and promote the adoption of best practice in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) in partner countries and worldwide.


The series focuses on a range of knowledge gaps, new tools, methods and approaches, and raises and debates fundamental issues about the orientation, purpose and functioning of CRVS systems. Generally, they contain more detailed information than an academic paper, are written in less-academic language, and are intended to inform health system dialogue in and between countries and a range of development partners.