Coordination is a significant issue for the study of governance. Policy and practice in even the most specialized area often have implications or involve relationships beyond the sector, let alone relationships between different units or tiers of administration within the policy area itself. Enhancing and strengthening coordination can seem to be the answer, or at least an answer, to improving the translation of policy into practice, strengthening service delivery and, ultimately, getting results for money spent.
This research explores coordination through the lens of CRVS, with particular reference to birth registration. This particular case study is on coordination in birth registration in Ghana, a low to middle income country with a total population of 24.66 million, including 9.45 million under the age of 14 years at the time of the last census in 2010. Since 2007 the annual birth registration rate has fluctuated slightly above 60% (63% in 2007, 61.4% in 2009, and 65% in 2010).