The publication is based on a study carried out in Guatemala to review and evaluate the feasibility of achieving the International Programme goals related to increasing the civil registration coverage, improving the quality and timeliness of information collected and consequently, generating and disseminating comprehensive and reliable vital statistics.
The study covered the following information: (1) demographic information in the country; (2) current status of civil registration and vital statistics system in the country – in terms of the existing administrative infrastructure, legal framework, procedures for recording and transmitting information to Registrar General in the country, main obstacles and weaknesses and possible solutions; and (3) national strategy that would establish an accelerated and sustainable programme to improve the civil registration system in the country in short and medium term.
The publication was published by United Nations in 1993. It is available online at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/CRVS/Guatemala.pdf
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