The Kiribati National Statistics Office together with the Kiribati Civil Registration Office and the Kiribati Health Information Unit published the Kiribati Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Report 2012 - 2014. The report presents statistics on live births, deaths and the causes of death based on administrative data provided by the country's Health Information Unit (HIU) of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and, in a few instances, the country's Civil Registration Office (CRO).
The report underlines the potential role of administrative data in complementing population data from census collections and surveys.
The report was developed by Agnether Lemuelu, Kantaake Corbett, Mantarae Sadea with assistance from Tiensi Kaua, Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages, Kiribati, and Gloria Mathenge and Karen Carter of SPC as part of the commitments made by the Government of Kiribati towards universal registration of births and deaths, legal identification, and production of vital statistics from registration records.
Support from ESCAP was made as part of a project to strengthen the National Capacity in Producing and Disseminating Vital Statistics funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative.