Fiji CRVS Inequality Assessment Report: Assessing Inequalities in Registration of Births and Deaths in Fiji.
(Date of publication: July 2023)
Fiji is the first country, to our knowledge, to embark upon an in-depth quantitative inequality assessment,
examining differentials by sex, age, ethnicity, and mother’s marital status. Information obtained from
this assessment will be used to inform future research and policy interventions to bridge gaps in
registration between different population groups in the country. This assessment primarily drew upon
direct calculations of both registered and estimated births and deaths sourced from the Ministry of Health
and Medical Services (MHMS) records and census enumeration data provided by The Fiji Bureau of
Statistics (FBoS). Birth registration completeness disaggregated by various socioeconomic characteristics
as outlined in the 2021 Fiji Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), was also consulted.
Associated Policy Brief: Economic incentives have large positive impacts on birth registrations in Fiji.
In policy brief, there are discussions on key messages, the problem, solutions through economic incentives and recommendations.