As an important component for monitoring and evaluating progress, countries committed to reporting on their progress throughout the CRVS Decade (2015-2024). Beginning in 2015, countries submitted baseline reports detailing their nationally set targets, their then-current status in relation to the goals and targets, information on their national CRVS coordination mechanisms, if available, and any CRVS assessments which may have occurred.
In October 2015, members and associate members were sent a request for a report on their national targets and baseline data. To facilitate the compilation of information, ESCAP provided countries with a template for reporting, as well as Guidelines for setting and monitoring the goals and targets of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific. Questions from national CRVS focal points and answers on the report have been compiled to assist countries.
ESCAP received a total of 40 questionnaires, and then aggregated the information on national targets and baseline data into a baseline, regional synthesis report and presented the findings to the Commission during its seventy second session in May 2016.