Romesh Silva

Romesh Silva is the Technical Specialist for Health and Social Inequalities in the Population and Development Branch at the New York headquarters of the United Nations Population Fund. Romesh leads the fund’s technical work in the areas of civil registration and vital statistics, population data and demographic estimation in humanitarian settings, and youth mixed migration. His research and professional work has focused on the development and application of demographic and statistical methods to study vulnerable populations. His work has spanned the measurement of violence against civilians in armed conflict, the measurement of child and adult mortality in low-resource settings, and the assessment and improvement of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in low-income countries. Romesh serves on the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Innovations for Strengthening CRVS Systems and the editorial board of the journal Conflict & Health. He earned his Ph.D. in demography at the University of California, Berkeley.