Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.


Towards a research agenda for civil registration and vital statistics in the Asia-Pacific region

In this paper, first steps in developing a civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) research agenda are described, and an initial framework is presented for guiding discussion of research priorities. The paper also provides guidance on future CRVS research, including a matrix to identify key research questions for the improvement of CRVS systems.


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