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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan

The main authority for civil registration is the State Registration Service (SRS), which has 60 local offices that handle registration of seven civil status events (birth, marriage, divorce, adoption, established paternity, name change and death). Of these 60 offices there are 37 offices that have their “branch” in a hospital for birth registration only. Therefore, citizens do not have to go to the office but can receive the birth certificate directly at the hospital. Furthermore, there are 519 local government bodies that register 4 types of civil status events: birth, marriage, established paternity and death. Vital statistics are produced and published, mostly from civil registration data, by the National Committee on Statistics of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Ministry of Health is also one of the CRVS stakeholders. In 2018, a program aiming at establishing a population register was implemented. Using the framework of the Automated Information System “Civil Registry Office” (AIS “registry office”), it aims at centralizing and digitizing civil registration and migration data.

The basis for the registration of the child is a birth notification from a medical practitioner. Similarly, death registration requires a death notification issued by a medical practitioner or a court. Birth registration must be carried out no later than a month from the date of birth of the child. The Kyrgyz republic was the first country to eradicate all known cases of statelessness in July 2019.

Delayed registration remains an issue. 90% of births are estimated to be registered within one year, the rest being delayed. For death registration completeness within one year is estimated to be 96%.

The online facilities of registration, issuance of national id number to the child at the time of registration of birth and the introduction of grant given to parents on birth of a child under the ‘Good News’ scheme (which is universal) has significantly enhanced birth registration levels since 2018.

CRVS Focal Point:

Ms. Tamara Taipova, Chief Specialist, Division of Demographical Statistics

Kyrgyzstan

Goal 1. Universal civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events

Goal 1 Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least … per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.B
By 2024, at least … per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.D
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths recorded by the health sector in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate.

Goal 2. All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary, to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights

Goal 2 Targets:

2.A
By 2024, at least … per cent of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individual’s name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known.
2.B
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths registered in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are accompanied with the issuance of an official death certificate which includes, as a minimum, the deceased’s name, date of death, sex, and age.

Goal 3. Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and are disseminated

Goal 3 Targets:

3.A
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on births – disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.B
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on deaths – disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate), geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner have an underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate).
3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to … per cent.
3.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths taking place outside of a health facility and without the attention of a medical practitioner have their underlying cause of death code determined through verbal autopsy in line with international standards.
3.F
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on births and deaths using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within one calendar year.
3.G
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on causes of death using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within two calendar years.
3.H
By … (year), an accurate, complete and timely vital statistics report for the previous two years, using registration records as the primary source, is made available in the public domain.

Goal 1. Universal civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events

Goal 1 is an expression of the internationally accepted principle of the universal coverage of civil registration. The CRVS system should register all vital events occurring in the territory and jurisdiction of the country or area, including among hard-to-reach and marginalized populations.

National Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least … per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

BASELINE

2014

97.7%

MIDTERM

2018

98.90%

1.B
By 2024, at least … per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.

baseline

97.7%

1.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.

baseline

97.7%

1.D
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

baseline

97%

MIDTERM

2018

83.40%

1.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths recorded by the health sector in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate.

baseline

99%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

Goal 2. All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary, to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights

Goal 2 reflects that CRVS systems provide legal documentation of civil registration to individuals and families for legal and administrative purposes. Legal documentation is strongly linked with a broad range of rights and activities, in particular legal identity. This goal addresses the distinction between the civil registration of a vital event and the possession of formal proof that it took place, in the form of legal documentation.

National Targets:

2.A
By 2024, at least … per cent of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individual’s name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known.

baseline

2014

97.7%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

2.B
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths registered in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are accompanied with the issuance of an official death certificate which includes, as a minimum, the deceased’s name, date of death, sex, and age.

baseline

97%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

Goal 3. Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and are disseminated

Goal 3 highlights the critical importance of civil registration being linked to the production and quality assurance of vital statistics on the occurrence and characteristics of vital events.

National Targets:

3.A
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on births – disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.B
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on deaths – disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate), geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner have an underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate).
3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to … per cent.

baseline

2014

2%

3.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths taking place outside of a health facility and without the attention of a medical practitioner have their underlying cause of death code determined through verbal autopsy in line with international standards.
3.F
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on births and deaths using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within one calendar year.
3.G
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on causes of death using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within two calendar years.
3.H
By … (year), an accurate, complete and timely vital statistics report for the previous two years, using registration records as the primary source, is made available in the public domain.
Kyrgyzstan

National Coordination Mechanism

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Not started

Comprehensive Assessment

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Not started

National Targets for 2024

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Not started

Monitoring & Reporting Plan

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Not started

Inequality Assessment

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Not started

National Strategy

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Not started

National Focal Point

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Complete

Reporting to ESCAP

Status in Kyrgyzstan: Complete

Kyrgyzstan Events
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Statistics Norway, and the European Free Trade Association…
09 December 2015 - 10 December 2015
The workshop for National CRVS Focal Points is aimed at strengthening capacities for setting national targets and collecting, compiling and…
Kyrgyzstan News
01 October 2019
There is no region of the world unaffected by statelessness, particularly given the annual increase in refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants…
01 October 2019
North and Central Asian countries are moving quickly to address statelessness within their borders. Notably, two recent events brought together key…
27 March 2019
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H…
07 January 2019
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H…
13 December 2017
The draft Action Plan of the National Strategy for Registration of Civil Status Acts and Statistics of the Natural Movement of Population is nearing…
03 April 2017
Do you want to know how many countries in Asia and the Pacific have a CRVS coordination mechanism? Are you interested in how ambitious the national…
27 April 2016
11 – 15 April 2016, New York During the 49th Commission on Population and Development the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (…
29 April 2016
Here you can find recent news, events and blogs relevant for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific.   Subscribe for more ! To receive regular updates on the…
Kyrgyzstan Resources
Newsletters, 2019
Articles Fifth meeting of the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific Ending Statelessness in North and Central Asian Countries…
Advocacy Materials, 2019
Legal identity for all – including women, children, and other vulnerable groups – is critical for achieving the SDGs. CRVS systems are the foundation…
Newsletters, 2019
Articles  Upcoming meeting of the Regional Steering Group  Midterm review questionnaires to be sent to national CRVS focal points soon…
Newsletters, 2017
Articles Data sharing in the Pacific - New Zealand and Niue share registration data Kyrgyzstan progressing on a national strategy for CRVS…
Presentations, 2015
Presentation by Shatmanova N.K. to the Sub-regional Asian workshop on applying principles and recommendations for implementing the Regional Action…
Presentations, 2015
Presentation by Kyrgyzstan to the Sub-regional Asian workshop on applying principles and recommendations for implementing the Regional Action…
Presentations, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's country presentation made at the Technical Seminar on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management…
Advocacy Materials, 2017
Civil Registration and Vital Statistics play a key role in facilitating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. A well-functioning CRVS…
Advocacy Materials, Country Assessments and Strategies, 2017
Do you want to know how many countries in Asia and the Pacific have a CRVS coordination mechanism? Are you interested in how ambitious the national…
Meeting Documents, UN Official Documents, 2016
The seventy-first session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific adopted resolution 71/14 on the Asian and Pacific Civil…
International Standards and Recommendations, UN Official Documents, 2014
Through Commission resolution 69/15, countries in Asia and the Pacific requested that further regional action be taken to support the improvement of…
Advocacy Materials, 2015
Well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are essential to evidenced-based policy planning for inclusive and…
Country Assessments and Strategies, 2015
As part of the reporting structure of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific, by the…
Country Statements, 2014
Country statement delivered during the Ministerial Conference under agenda item 4 - Implementation of the Regional Action Framework on CRVS in Asia…
Advocacy Materials, Meeting Documents, 2014
The Ministerial Declaration to "Get every one in the picture' in Asia and the Pacific was made at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration…
Meeting Documents, Report, UN Official Documents, 2014
The Report of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific gives an overview of the main outcomes of…
Kyrgyzstan

The main authority for civil registration is the State Registration Service (SRS), which has 60 local offices that handle registration of seven civil status events (birth, marriage, divorce, adoption, established paternity, name change and death). Of these 60 offices there are 37 offices that have their “branch” in a hospital for birth registration only. Therefore, citizens do not have to go to the office but can receive the birth certificate directly at the hospital. Furthermore, there are 519 local government bodies that register 4 types of civil status events: birth, marriage, established paternity and death. Vital statistics are produced and published, mostly from civil registration data, by the National Committee on Statistics of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Ministry of Health is also one of the CRVS stakeholders. In 2018, a program aiming at establishing a population register was implemented. Using the framework of the Automated Information System “Civil Registry Office” (AIS “registry office”), it aims at centralizing and digitizing civil registration and migration data.

The basis for the registration of the child is a birth notification from a medical practitioner. Similarly, death registration requires a death notification issued by a medical practitioner or a court. Birth registration must be carried out no later than a month from the date of birth of the child. The Kyrgyz republic was the first country to eradicate all known cases of statelessness in July 2019.

Delayed registration remains an issue. 90% of births are estimated to be registered within one year, the rest being delayed. For death registration completeness within one year is estimated to be 96%.

The online facilities of registration, issuance of national id number to the child at the time of registration of birth and the introduction of grant given to parents on birth of a child under the ‘Good News’ scheme (which is universal) has significantly enhanced birth registration levels since 2018.

CRVS Focal Point:

Ms. Tamara Taipova, Chief Specialist, Division of Demographical Statistics

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