Experts urged to provide "practical recommendations" to improve civil registration systems in Africa
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Experts attending a preparatory meeting on improving civil registration and vital statistics from 10-12 August have been urged to come up with "practical recommendations" that will enable policy-makers to make evidence-based decisions in aid of Africa’s development. The call was made by Ethiopia’s Minister of Justice Mr. Berhan Hailu during the opening session held 10 August, 2010 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa. The preparatory meeting of experts aims to thrash out a regional agenda for adoption by more than 33 African Ministers due in Addis Ababa later this week on the theme: Towards improved civil status information for efficient public administration and generation of vital statistics for national development and MDGs monitoring in Africa. The back-to-back meetings are being convened by a partnership of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African Union Commission (AUC); and the African Development Bank, and the African Union Commission (AUC) and hosted by the Government of Ethiopia.