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08 March 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

Open meeting

Stats Cafe no. 31

The webinar on "Indirect demographic methods for measuring completeness and coverage for low capacity countries" was conducted through MS teams on Monday, 8 March 2021 from 12:00-13:30 (GMT+7).

The Stats Café is the last of a three-seminar series which aims to provide practical and clear guidance for countries in Asia and the Pacific on measuring the inequalities in CRVS with the ultimate goal of narrowing the gap in civil registration. Each seminar comprises of a webinar which is open to all, and a subsequent Expert Group Meeting on the same topic which is by invitation only.

About the session

ESCAP Statistics Division, in collaboration with international and national organizations, is organizing a three-seminar series under the theme, “Inequalities in CRVS: Let’s really get every one in the picture!”. This seminar series aims to provide practical and clear guidance for countries in Asia and the Pacific on measuring the inequalities in CRVS with the ultimate goal of narrowing the gap in civil registration. Each seminar comprises of a webinar which is open to all, and a subsequent Expert Group Meeting on the same topic is by invitation only.

This webinar, speakers shared their knowledge and experiences on indirect demographic methods for measuring completeness and coverage of registration of vital events with focus on their application in low capacity countries.

Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series: Indirect demographic methods for measuring completeness and coverage for low capacity countries
Tom Moultrie
Tom Moultrie
Professor and Director, Centre for Actuarial Research(CARe), University of Capetown
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Part 1: Methods to evaluate completeness of birth registration

Fengqing Chao
Fengqing Chao
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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Part 1: Methods to evaluate completeness of birth registration

Thomas Spoorenberg
Thomas Spoorenberg
Population Affairs Officer. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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Part 1: Methods to evaluate completeness of birth registration

Stephane Helleringer
Stephane Helleringer
Professor, Social Research andPublic Policy, NYU Abu Dhabi
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Part 2: Methods to evaluate completeness of death registration

Timothy Adair
Timothy Adair
Principal Research Fellow, Data for Health Initiative, University of Melbourne
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Part 2: Methods to evaluate completeness of death registration
 

Romesh Silva
Romesh Silva
Senior Technical Specialist, Health & Social Inequalities,Population & DevelopmentBranch, UNFPA
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Part 2: Methods to evaluate completeness of death registration

Shorena Tsiklauri
Shorena Tsiklauri
Head, Population Census and Demographic Statistics Department, National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT)
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Discussant: Part 1: Methods to evaluate completeness of birth registration

Nashrul Wajdi
Nashrul Wajdi
Statistician and Researcher, Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik)
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Discussant: Part 2: Methods to evaluate completeness of death registration
 

Petra Nahmias
Petra Nahmias
Chief, Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Petra Nahmias is Chief of the Population and Social Statistics Section at UNESCAP, having recently taken up this role. She previously led the statistics team at UNHCR, working on a wide variety of statistical and demographic issues related to forced displacement and statelessness. A sociologist-demographer by training, she has further experience in both the international and national statistical systems including the United Nations Population Division, the UK Department for International Development and the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.

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Moderator: Petra Nahmias,  Chief, Population and Social Statistics Section Statistics Division, ESCAP

Part 1: Methods to evaluate completeness of birth registration

a. Lessons learned based on the World Population Prospects Mr. Thomas Spoorenberg, Population Affairs Officer, UN Population Divisionn
b. Estimating completeness of birth registration in South Africa 2011-19 Mr. Tom Moultrie, Professor and Director, Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe), University of Capetown
c. Experience with Bayesian hierarchical model for age-specific fertility rate estimation Ms. Fengqing Chao, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Discussant: Ms. Shorena Tsiklauri, Head, Population Census and Demographic Statistics Department, National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT)

Part 2: Methods to evaluate completeness of death registration

a. Assessing sex differentials in death registration Mr. Romesh Silva, Senior Technical Specialist, United Nations Fund for Population Activities
b. Empirical completeness method Mr. Timothy Adair, Principal Research Fellow, Data for Health Initiative, University of Melbourne
c. Improving benchmarks for completeness of death registration Mr. Stephane Helleringer, Professor, Social Research and Public Policy, NYU Abu Dhabi
Discussant: Mr. Nashrul Wajdi, Statistician and Researcher, Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik)

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Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]