How did we get here ? Why are we here ? What to achieve at this HLM? What’s next ?
Civil registration important for recognizing and realizing the rights and privileges of individuals Vital statistics important for evidence-based planning and efficiency in resource allocation
Genesis of initiative focused on - Challenges in assessing progress towards the MDGs. - Inequalities between population groups and geographic areas. - Lack of sustained high-level political commitment and resources for improving CRVS. - Lack of awareness on the potential benefits of CR and the development of VS. - Inadequate coordination and collaboration among CRVS stakeholders. - Weak institutional capacity. - ICT has yet to be fully realized. Initially focused on the statistics aspects, the initiative gained momentum when including the challenges and individual and societal benefits of civil registration.
The Regional Strategic Plan drafted to respond to challenges and weaknesses identified through country assessments The Regional Plan is the vehicle around which the HLM seeks to raise awareness, confirm challenges and potentials as pointed out by the Committee and Commission. It is also the anchor point for collaboration among development partners and for channelling resources and commitment for effective and well-coordinated improvement of CRVS You have had opportunity to review the RSP and the HLM is the opportunity to verify, adjust, add to the RSP
Sessions are aligned with the proposed outcomes of the RSP; the sessions give participants the possibility of commenting [support, suggestions, commitment, … ] on the different parts of the RSP; their interventions will be summarized by the rapporteurs; every session has invited speakers but time for interventions from the floor
Transcript of "Session 3 - Introduction to the Regional Strategic Plan (Haishan Fu - ESCAP)"
High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement ofCivil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific Haishan Fu Chair, HLM Organizing Committee Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP
Call for action by ESCAP Committee onStatistics Inaugural Session (February 2009) Recognized the urgent need to improve vital statistics to plan, monitor and evaluate policies Second Session (December 2010) Requested the development of a Regional Programme
Commitment of national governments ESCAP Commission Resolution 67/12 (May 2011) “Convene a high-level meeting of national statistical organizations, civil registration offices, ministries of health to raise awareness and foster increased commitment to improving civil registration and vital statistics”
Country actions and developmentpartners support Country assessments of CRVS systems 34 rapid self-assessments; 12 comprehensive assessments and priority plan Regional Forum (2009) Outcome Statement basis of Resolution Development of Regional Strategic Plan 20 partners; country consultation
Regional Strategic Plan: Goal andoutcomes Overall goal The improvement of evidence based policy- making, efficiency in resource allocation and good governance, as well as the progressive realization of the basic rights of all individuals Eight outcomes Combination of country actions and regional support activities
Regional Strategic Plan: Guidingprinciples Countries take the lead A stepwise approach Flexibility and responsiveness Consistency with international legal principles Building on local expertise and strategies Partnerships and coordination Harmonization and alignment
Feedback received so far … Overwhelmingly positive and constructive Stressed the need for political commitment and sharing of knowledge and good practice Further development of specific targets and activities
High-level Meeting: Build consensus andmomentum for action Global and regional momentum Regional push to increase political support and commitment Regional exchange to build technical capacity
Open engagement for shared understandingand concrete recommendations Session 4 Important role of, and benefit for, key stakeholders Session 5 (Outcomes A, B and C) Public awareness, political commitment and investment Session 6 (Outcomes D, E and F) Complete and high quality civil registration and vital statistics Session 7 (Outcome G) Coordination of national and international stakeholders Session 8 (Outcome H) Improving the use of vital statistics
Effective management for successfulimplementation Session 9 Governance Regional governance arrangements and national coordination mechanisms Session 10 Moving forward as a region Sustain momentum, raise resources, ensure collaboration for effective implementation
Moving forward Session 11 Conclusion Call for a “2020 Promise to Make Every Life Count” Messages to member States Messages to development partners Consider ministerial-level inter-governmental endorsement of the RSP
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