'An inclusive civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system ensures that everyone counts and is counted. It protects human rights, empowers individuals, and promotes sustainable development through proof of legal identity, age, and social relationships, and inclusion in vital statistics.
In recognition of the importance of CRVS, governments proclaimed the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade, 2015–2024 to achieve the shared vision that people in Asia and the Pacific will benefit from universal and responsive civil registration and vital statistics systems facilitating the realization of their rights and supporting good governance, health and development. To implement this vision, the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific was developed.
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'