Completeness of birth registration, female (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Completeness of birth registration is the percentage of children under age 5 whose births were registered at the time of the survey. The numerator of completeness of birth registration includes children whose birth certificate was seen by the interviewer or whose mother or caretaker says the birth has been registered.

Source: UNICEF's State of the World's Children based mostly on household surveys and ministry of health data.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Switzerland 100.00 2017
1 Slovenia 100.00 2017
1 Uruguay 100.00 2013
1 United States 100.00 2017
1 Cuba 100.00 2014
1 Georgia 100.00 2015
1 North Macedonia 100.00 2011
1 New Zealand 100.00 2017
1 Poland 100.00 2017
1 Austria 100.00 2017
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2015
1 Luxembourg 100.00 2017
1 Czech Republic 100.00 2017
1 Liechtenstein 100.00 2017
1 San Marino 100.00 2017
1 Lebanon 100.00 2009
1 Lithuania 100.00 2017
1 Serbia 100.00 2014
1 Andorra 100.00 2017
1 Israel 100.00 2017
1 Italy 100.00 2017
1 Monaco 100.00 2017
1 Argentina 100.00 2012
1 Belarus 100.00 2012
1 Croatia 100.00 2017
1 Malta 100.00 2017
1 Bulgaria 100.00 2012
1 Greece 100.00 2017
1 Australia 100.00 2017
1 Spain 100.00 2017
1 Japan 100.00 2017
1 Thailand 100.00 2016
1 Turkmenistan 100.00 2016
1 Denmark 100.00 2017
1 Slovak Republic 100.00 2018
1 Ukraine 100.00 2012
1 Hungary 100.00 2017
1 Moldova 100.00 2012
1 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 100.00 2009
1 Estonia 100.00 2017
1 Russia 100.00 2017
1 Qatar 100.00 2017
1 Canada 100.00 2017
1 Cyprus 100.00 2017
1 Algeria 100.00 2013
1 Finland 100.00 2017
1 United Kingdom 100.00 2017
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2012
1 Tunisia 100.00 2012
1 Bhutan 100.00 2010
1 Ireland 100.00 2017
1 Iceland 100.00 2017
1 Latvia 100.00 2017
1 Sweden 100.00 2017
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2006
1 France 100.00 2017
1 Belgium 100.00 2017
1 Germany 100.00 2017
1 Netherlands 100.00 2017
1 Norway 100.00 2017
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Portugal 100.00 2017
63 Jamaica 99.80 2012
64 Egypt 99.30 2014
65 Armenia 99.10 2016
66 Montenegro 99.00 2013
66 Iraq 99.00 2018
66 Iran 99.00 2010
66 Suriname 99.00 2010
66 Turkey 99.00 2013
66 Barbados 99.00 2012
66 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.00 2006
66 Mongolia 99.00 2013
74 Albania 98.00 2018
74 El Salvador 98.00 2014
74 Kyrgyz Republic 98.00 2014
77 Jordan 97.70 2018
78 Trinidad and Tobago 97.00 2011
78 Colombia 97.00 2015
78 Sri Lanka 97.00 2007
81 Vietnam 96.00 2014
81 Syrian Arab Republic 96.00 2006
81 Belize 96.00 2015
81 Congo 96.00 2015
81 Panama 96.00 2013
86 Tajikistan 95.70 2017
87 São Tomé and Principe 95.00 2014
87 Mexico 95.00 2015
89 Peru 94.50 2008
90 Ecuador 94.00 2015
91 Azerbaijan 93.90 2006
92 Honduras 93.50 2012
93 Tonga 93.00 2012
93 St. Lucia 93.00 2012
93 Kiribati 93.00 2009
96 Philippines 91.20 2017
97 Djibouti 91.00 2006
98 Solomon Islands 89.00 2015
98 Guyana 89.00 2014
100 Gabon 88.00 2012
100 Dominican Republic 88.00 2014
100 Botswana 88.00 2017
103 Comoros 87.20 2012
104 Benin 85.90 2018
105 Mali 85.60 2018
106 Nauru 85.50 2007
107 Haiti 85.40 2017
108 Burundi 83.30 2017
109 Madagascar 83.00 2013
110 Sierra Leone 81.00 2017
111 Myanmar 80.60 2016
112 India 80.10 2016
113 Togo 77.00 2014
114 Burkina Faso 76.70 2010
115 Senegal 75.70 2017
116 Bolivia 75.50 2008
117 Lao PDR 73.00 2017
118 Cambodia 72.90 2014
119 Côte d'Ivoire 71.00 2016
120 The Gambia 70.60 2013
121 Ghana 70.10 2014
122 Paraguay 69.00 2017
123 Malawi 67.20 2016
124 Indonesia 67.00 2012
125 Kenya 66.40 2014
126 Mauritania 66.00 2015
126 Sudan 66.00 2014
128 Cameroon 65.00 2014
129 Namibia 62.50 2013
130 Niger 62.30 2012
131 Central African Republic 62.00 2010
132 Guinea 61.50 2018
133 Timor-Leste 61.00 2016
134 Samoa 58.00 2014
135 Mozambique 56.10 2015
136 Rwanda 55.90 2015
137 Nepal 55.20 2016
138 Equatorial Guinea 54.00 2011
139 Tuvalu 51.00 2007
140 Eswatini 50.00 2014
141 Nigeria 47.00 2017
142 Lesotho 44.30 2014
143 Zimbabwe 44.10 2015
144 Vanuatu 43.00 2013
145 Afghanistan 41.90 2015
145 Pakistan 41.90 2018
147 Uganda 32.20 2016
148 Yemen 30.30 2013
149 Angola 25.20 2016
150 Tanzania 25.00 2016
151 Dem. Rep. Congo 24.80 2014
152 Liberia 24.40 2013
153 Guinea-Bissau 24.00 2014
154 Bangladesh 20.00 2014
155 Chad 12.00 2015
156 Zambia 10.90 2014
157 Somalia 3.00 2006
158 Ethiopia 2.60 2016

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Health systems - the combined arrangements of institutions and actions whose primary purpose is to promote, restore, or maintain health (World Health Organization, World Health Report 2000) - are increasingly being recognized as key to combating disease and improving the health status of populations. The World Bank's Healthy Development: Strategy for Health, Nutrition, and Population Results emphasizes the need to strengthen health systems, which are weak in many countries, in order to increase the effectiveness of programs aimed at reducing specific diseases and further reduce morbidity and mortality. To evaluate health systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that key components - such as financing, service delivery, workforce, governance, and information - be monitored using several key indicators. The data are a subset of the key indicators. Monitoring health systems allows the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of different health system models to be compared. Health system data also help identify weaknesses and strengths and areas that need investment, such as additional health facilities, better health information systems, or better trained human resources. Numerous indicators have been proposed to assess a country's health information system.They can be grouped into two broad types: indicators related to data generation using core sources and methods (health surveys, civil registration, censuses, facility reporting, health system resource tracking) and indicators related to capacity for data synthesis, analysis, and validation. Indicators related to data generation reflect a country's capacity to collect relevant data at suitable intervals using the most appropriate data sources. Benchmarks include periodicity, timeliness, contents, and availability. Indicators related to capacity for synthesis, analysis, and validation measure the dimensions of the institutional frameworks needed to ensure data quality, including independence, transparency, and access. Benchmarks include the availability of independent coordination mechanisms and micro- and meta-data. Indicators related to data generation include completeness of birth registration. Birth registration refers to the permanent and official recording of a child's existence by some administrative levels of the State that is normally coordinated by a particular branch of the government. Completeness of birth registration indicator is related to the group of indictors of data generation.

Periodicity: Annual