Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Guidebook

Executive Summary

Strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems is a high priority in Africa and digitisation is seen as one way to achieve this. However, many countries lack the skills and expertise to apply modern digitisation methods to CRVS systems. The purpose of this project was to develop a web-based Guidebook for the Digitisation of CRVS Systems. The project delivered a web guidebook in English and French and continues to be hosted by Jembi on the Internet ( The Guidebook provides a methodology and assets to assist countries to develop digital systems for CRVS. More recently, Jembi has collaborated with UNICEF to translate the Guidebook into Portuguese for application in Mozambique.