Guidelines on the drafting of memorandums of understanding for better coordination among national stakeholders of civil registration and vital statistics systems at the country level
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
African Union Commission;
African Development Bank;
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Recognizing the critical role that civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems play in the developmental efforts of the African continent and also noting their poor state of functioning in most countries underscored the need to provide programmatic guidance to African countries in reinvigorating and establishing proper functioning CRVS systems in those countries. The success or failure of the CRVS system, as a shared outcome, depends on the strength of the cooperation framework enshrined in a legal document, including a memorandum of understanding. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist African countries in their efforts to improve their CRVS systems with a well-functioning, formal and effective framework for stakeholder coordination at the country level. It is expected that where countries have such memorandums of understanding in place, the coordination among key stakeholders will work well.