DARW workshop for Civil Registration based Vital Statistics, 2018

Data analysis and report writing (DARW) Workshop, 21-31st May 2018

The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) under the leadership of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), UNICEF, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, will be conducting a data analysis and report-writing workshop from 21-31st May 2018 in Nadi, Fiji.

This course aims to strengthen the capacity of countries in the analysis of administrative data generated from Civil Registration systems with an objective of providing evidence on the performance of Civil Registration systems and; making this data available for policy and planning (where it meets a sufficient level of quality and completeness). The course also over-achingly aims at supporting countries to identify systems weaknesses, and to derive strategies and practical solutions for systems improvement.

Specifically the course will:

  1. Assist countries to complete a vital statistics report that illustrates the current levels and trends of births, deaths and cause of death as recorded by civil registration system;

  2. Assist countries to establish the level of completeness of their civil registration systems in regard to registration of live births, deaths and causes of death;

  3. Assist participants to build proficiency in key analytical, interpretation and presentation skills required to meet regional, national and international reporting requirements;

  4. Assist participants to develop key skills to critically appraise their data collection systems and processes, and to identify key system weaknesses and practical solutions.

Fifteen participants from Civil Registration, Health and Statistics offices of Fiji, Tonga, Nauru, Niue, Cook Islands will attend the course.

Usefull Material:

pdf icon List of Participants

pdf icon Work Programme DARW

pdf icon Concept Note DARW

pdf icon Coursebook

pdf icon General Information Note_facilitators and self-funded_DARW

word icon Vital statistics reporting template

Excel icon Tools to download

Usefull Presentation:
Day 1

Ppt icon 1. Background and Objectives of the training

Ppt icon 2. Data and Sources of data

Ppt icon 3. Vital Statistics

Ppt icon 4. Birth Registration for Development

Ppt icon 5. Data quality 1

Day 3

Ppt icon 1. Intro to writing by ABS -NSJ

Ppt icon 2. Coverage and completeness

Day 8

Ppt icon CoD certification, coding and quality (no speaker notes)

Ppt icon CoD data - basic tabs, leading causes, proportional mortality (no speaker notes)

Ppt icon Life expectancies and life tables