Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

The Knowledge Center documents and disseminates United Nations methodological guidelines, research articles and country practices and activities in the area of civil registration and vital statistics.

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Knowledge Center facilitates the international exchange and sharing of knowledge and information, as well as provision of guidance to countries, and monitoring progress made on civil registration and vital statistics.

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Knowledge Base

- Documents on civil registration and vital statistics guidelines, demographic methods, and development of civil registration and vital statistics in various countries.

- Available in searchable database format

Coverage of birth and death registration

- Monitoring the status of civil registration and vital statistics for countries in the world is the first step to provide guidance and assistance to those that are in need. Two maps are included to show the coverage of birth and death registration in countries and areas. The user can also download an EXCEL file that contains information on the coverage of birth and death registration in each countries, as well as source of information.

Availability of vital statistics

- Presents information on whether basic vital statistics is available for countries. The information is obtained from the Demographic Yearbookdata collection.

Standards and methods

- List of United Nations methodological guidelines on civil registration and vital statistics

Technical report on the status of civil registration and vital statistics

- Country practices in registering vital events and producing vital statistics from various data sources

Meetings and workshops

- Expert Group Meetings and Workshops conducted in the area of civil registration and vital statistics

Regional initiatives and partners

- Regional initiatives and partners working in the area of civil registration and vital statistics