We provide CRVSID legal reviews for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data for Health initiative to improve public health data collection so that governments are equipped with the tools, information, and systems necessary to make informed public health policy decisions.
- Conduct CRVSID legal reviews and develop legal and policy recommendations.
- Develop legal and policy recommendations
- Provide technical assistance to implement recommendations.
- Provide advocacy planning and support where necessary to advance regulations, policies and legislation.
Where we work:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia
- GHAI is providing technical legal assistance to help governments draft new CRVS laws and regulations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.
- Based on our legal reviews, new CRVS laws or regulations have been drafted in Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines, and adopted in Rwanda and Peru.
Success Story: CRVS-ID Reform in Papua New Guinea
It is difficult for countries to obtain the data they need to assess their health burdens and ensure they are reaching their most vulnerable populations, particularly in remote and rural areas. In Papua New Guinea, birth and death registration rates are less than 5%.
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator, in collaboration with other Bloomberg Data for Health partners, developed the Legal and Regulatory Review Toolkit for CRVSID to help countries strengthen their Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems based on United Nations guidelines. The Toolkit was used to analyze and identify gaps in Papua New Guinea’s CRVS-ID legal framework.
The Constitutional and Law Reform Commission used the Toolkit to draft a new Civil and Identity Registration Bill, which will help decision makers obtain timely and reliable data to ensure the health and rights of all Papua New Guineans.