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  • Report
  • 27 March 2020

Digital civil registration and legal identity systems: A joined-up approach to leave no one behind

An overview of trends in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). To deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how can we ensure everyone is counted?

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Executive summary

An overview of trends in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). To deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, how can we ensure everyone is counted?

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Chapter One

Introduction

Introducing the relationship between the Agenda 2030 pledge to leave no one behind and CRVS.

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Chapter Two

Birth registration coverage for poor and disadvantaged people

Learn about trends in coverage of birth registration and populations at risk of being left behind from the available survey data.

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Chapter Three

Delivering digital CRVS and legal identity systems

Find out about progress towards delivering digital CRVS and legal identity systems, with case studies from Benin and Nigeria.

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Chapter Four

Towards a new monitoring framework for CRVS

Read about a proposed framework to monitor the global commitment to universal civil registration and legal identity and learn about efforts in India to improve the quality of registrations.

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Chapter Five

Conclusions and recommendations

There are opportunities to better monitor registration data and make better use of household surveys to access those at risk of being left behind.

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appendix one

Abbreviations and acronyms

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appendix two

Methodology

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