Regional Picture

Regional Picture

As we reach the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), countries are submitting their midterm questionnaire responses to ESCAP and providing updates on country progress toward meeting their nationally-set targets. ESCAP sent the midterm questionnaires to National CRVS Focal Points responsible for collecting the necessary information and reporting back to ESCAP by 16 December 2019.

To help countries complete their questionnaires, ESCAP aggregated some of the most common or anticipated questions received and tried to answer the generic situations behind them in a Q&A document. If countries have any more questions about their reporting, they can also reach out to

Similar to the baseline, regional synthesis report, ESCAP will again aggregate the responses to the midterm questionnaires into a midterm, regional synthesis report and use it to generate a picture celebrating the CRVS achievements in the region, as well as highlighting existing challenges for the second half of the Decade.

The midterm report will also inform and guide the preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in October 2020, where ministers are expected to renew political commitment to CRVS improvements, highlight the importance of CRVS systems as the foundation for legal identity, and showcase the critical role CRVS plays in supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The midterm questionnaire responses submitted are currently being reviewed by ESCAP and other partners in collaboration with countries. They will be uploaded on this page as soon as they are finalized.

From the finalized questionnaires as well as the draft ones received so far, a report for the Committee on Statistics on the progress towards achieving the goals of the Regional Action Framework was published.

East and North-East Asia

Hong Kong, China Japan Macao, China Mongolia
Republic of Korea      


North and Central Asia

Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan Russian Federation    


South-East Asia

Brunei Darrussalam Cambodia Lao PDR Philippines


South and South-West Asia

Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India
Iran Maldives Turkey  


Fiji Kiribati New Zealand Northern Mariana Islands
Samoa Tonga    
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