Vital statistics from civil registration records and their relevance to monitoring agenda 2063: the Africa we want and the sustainable development goals
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
African Union Commission;
African Development Bank;
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This issue paper objective is to reiterate the importance of generating regular (annual) vital statistics based on civil registration records, even in countries that continue to have low registration coverage and completeness. The session should focus more on best practices and lessons learned within the continent. Countries will be encouraged to begin compiling and disseminating annual vital statistics reports based on their civil registration records. Selected countries (Egypt, Kenya, Namibia and Senegal) that have made strides to generate annual reports are expected to identify successes and the key challenges and barriers that they face to produce and disseminate vital statistics from civil registration systems; in addition, they will be expected to identify key actions that countries need to take to effectively tackle those challenges, and to suggest recommendations that will be presented for the ministerial meeting. Their recommendations will be useful for other countries that intend to start generating reports, the APAI-CRVS secretariat, the Regional Core Group and other development partners.