'The report highlights the great achievements by countries to increase civil registration to ensure that all citizens are counted and can access education, health and social protection services. It marks the mid-point of the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade (2015-2024) and provides an opportunity to highlight challenges to universal registration systems and inform the discussions of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific to be held on 16-19 November 2021.'
This report looks at the progress made by countries in achieving the three goals of the Regional Action Framework, namely:
- Goal 1: Universal registration of births, deaths and other vital events
- Goal 2: All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary
- Goal 3: Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and disseminated