Status of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in South Asia Countries
Registration of births, deaths and marriages
Countries in South Asia are committed to realising complete civil registration. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, all countries commit to birth and death registration. Across the region, countries are working to end child marriage, and have recognised the importance of birth and marriage registration to attain this goal.
The Status of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in South Asia Countries provides a comprehensive review of the current registration practices in the region. It provides a baseline to measure progress in the structure of the registration systems, identifies some areas for reform, and can be used to identify solutions found in one country that may be useful in another.