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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan

Civil registration is mostly under the authority of the Ministry of Justice, with registrations taking place in civil registration offices, in “Government for Citizens” offices or through an e-government platform. The Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy is responsible for producing and publishing vital statistics. Birth, death and perinatal death data are entered into a unified system that allows the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Healthcare and Social development and the State Statistics Committee and other stakeholders like Ministry of Internal affairs and Ministry of Education to manage a common, real-time population registry and produce vital statistics, including daily reports of pregnancies and maternal deaths: the Statistical Population Register (SPR). For completeness of registration’s coverage purposes, medical organizations of the country carry out verifications on a monthly basis of the registered births and deaths with bodies of civil registration. As of 2019 a project of a registration through SMS is being implemented, with the medical services transmitting data to the civil registration office to ease the process.

Registration of birth is obligatory, and it must be carried out within 3 working days, a time limit that has been heavily reduced in 2016 to allow access to more accurate and timely data. Registration of death is also obligatory, but there is no established period. A death certificate is however mandatory for funeral, and it is free of charge. In 2015, 99.7% of children under 5 were estimated to have had their birth registered. In 2013, death registration was estimated to be between 85 and 90% complete. Delayed registration is monitored and 0.4% of births occurring in 2013 were registered in the following years, and 1.3% for deaths.

The challenges faced by Kazakhstan include a stronger collaboration between stakeholders, as well as a close monitoring of data quality. Quality has become even more important with the creation of the Statistical Population Register which requires consistency to link the different databases.

 

CRVS Focal Point:

Ms. Uteulina Bakytkul, Chief expert of the Division of social and demographic statistics, Committee on statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

RSG Member:

Mr. Nurlan Khanzhigitov, Head of Social and Demographic Statistics Division, Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

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

Goal 1 Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.C
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.D
By 2024, at least 100 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 100 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 100 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 100 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, 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 havean underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD.
3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to 2-3 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 2020, 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 100 per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

BASELINE

2014

99%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.

MIDTERM

2015

99.7%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.C
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.

baseline

2013

100%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.D
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

baseline

2014

99%

MIDTERM

2018

99%

TARGET

2024

100%

1.E
By 2024, at least 100 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

2014

100%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

TARGET

2024

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 100 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

2013

100%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

TARGET

2024

100%

2.B
By 2024, at least 100 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

2013

100%

MIDTERM

2018

100%

TARGET

2024

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.

TARGET

Target achieved

3.B
By ...(year), annual nationally representative statistics on deaths –disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD, geographic area and administrative subdivision –are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.

TARGET

Target achieved

3.C
By 2024, at least ...per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner havean underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD.

 

Note: This target was not monitored as part of the Midterm Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Regional Action Framework for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific.

baseline

2014

100%

TARGET

2024

Target achieved

3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to 2-3 per cent.

baseline

2013

6.4%

MIDTERM

2018

6.2%

TARGET

2024

2-3%

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.

Note: In light of recent countries’ experiences, Verbal autopsy is not encouraged to be applied to a large population scale, but rather on a representative sample. To reflect this, Target 3E is not anymore monitored by the coverage percentage of Verbal autopsy, but by the use or not of Verbal autopsy and its different applications.

baseline

No

MIDTERM

No

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.

TARGET

Target achieved

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.

TARGET

Target achieved

3.H
By 2020, 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.

TARGET

2020

Kazakhstan

National Coordination Mechanism

Status in Kazakhstan: Not started

Comprehensive Assessment

Status in Kazakhstan: Not started

National Targets for 2024

Status in Kazakhstan: Complete

Monitoring & Reporting Plan

Status in Kazakhstan: Not started

Inequality Assessment

Status in Kazakhstan: Not started

National Strategy

Status in Kazakhstan: Not started

National Focal Point

Status in Kazakhstan: Complete

Reporting to ESCAP - Baseline

Status in Kazakhstan: Complete

Reporting to ESCAP - Midterm

Status in Kazakhstan: Complete

Kazakhstan Events
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Statistics Norway, and the European Free Trade Association…
The Regional Steering Group is responsible for providing regional oversight and guidance for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on…
13 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
The Regional Steering Group is responsible for providing regional oversight and guidance for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on…
The Regional Steering Group provides guidance for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in…
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…
Kazakhstan News
10 September 2020
UNICEF Kazakhstan is looking for an expert to support the national processes to improve child births, deaths, causes-of-deaths data recording and…
17 March 2020
In good news from Kazakhstan, the Kazakh government recently amended the "Code on Marriage and Family" to ensure that "all children born in the…
03 April 2017
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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
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Kazakhstan Resources
Training and Tools, 2019
This resource provides a full list of members for the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific. The list includes members for both…
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…
Presentations, 2015
Presentation by the Committee on Statistics, Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the Sub-regional Asian workshop on…
Presentations, 2015
Presentation by the Committee on Statistics Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Sub-regional Asian workshop on applying…
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…
Country Assessments and Strategies, Presentations, 2015
Kazakhstan's country presentation made at the 1st Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Meeting, Bangkok, 28-30…
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…
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…
Journals, Articles and Working Papers, 2014
The point of entry of this document is to learn from what has already been done in many countries in the world, including Norway, Albania, Kazakhstan…
Kazakhstan

Civil registration is mostly under the authority of the Ministry of Justice, with registrations taking place in civil registration offices, in “Government for Citizens” offices or through an e-government platform. The Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy is responsible for producing and publishing vital statistics. Birth, death and perinatal death data are entered into a unified system that allows the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Healthcare and Social development and the State Statistics Committee and other stakeholders like Ministry of Internal affairs and Ministry of Education to manage a common, real-time population registry and produce vital statistics, including daily reports of pregnancies and maternal deaths: the Statistical Population Register (SPR). For completeness of registration’s coverage purposes, medical organizations of the country carry out verifications on a monthly basis of the registered births and deaths with bodies of civil registration. As of 2019 a project of a registration through SMS is being implemented, with the medical services transmitting data to the civil registration office to ease the process.

Registration of birth is obligatory, and it must be carried out within 3 working days, a time limit that has been heavily reduced in 2016 to allow access to more accurate and timely data. Registration of death is also obligatory, but there is no established period. A death certificate is however mandatory for funeral, and it is free of charge. In 2015, 99.7% of children under 5 were estimated to have had their birth registered. In 2013, death registration was estimated to be between 85 and 90% complete. Delayed registration is monitored and 0.4% of births occurring in 2013 were registered in the following years, and 1.3% for deaths.

The challenges faced by Kazakhstan include a stronger collaboration between stakeholders, as well as a close monitoring of data quality. Quality has become even more important with the creation of the Statistical Population Register which requires consistency to link the different databases.

 

CRVS Focal Point:

Ms. Uteulina Bakytkul, Chief expert of the Division of social and demographic statistics, Committee on statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

RSG Member:

Mr. Nurlan Khanzhigitov, Head of Social and Demographic Statistics Division, Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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