Completeness of birth registration (%) - 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 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 100.00 2006
1 Switzerland 100.00 2017
1 North Macedonia 100.00 2011
1 New Zealand 100.00 2017
1 Qatar 100.00 2017
1 Poland 100.00 2017
1 Czech Republic 100.00 2017
1 Liechtenstein 100.00 2017
1 San Marino 100.00 2017
1 Denmark 100.00 2017
1 Slovak Republic 100.00 2018
1 Ukraine 100.00 2012
1 Belgium 100.00 2017
1 Costa Rica 100.00 2013
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
1 Andorra 100.00 2017
1 Israel 100.00 2017
1 Italy 100.00 2017
1 Monaco 100.00 2017
1 Bulgaria 100.00 2012
1 Greece 100.00 2017
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 Australia 100.00 2017
1 France 100.00 2017
1 Spain 100.00 2017
1 Japan 100.00 2017
1 Thailand 100.00 2016
1 Turkmenistan 100.00 2016
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 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 Austria 100.00 2017
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2015
1 Argentina 100.00 2012
1 Belarus 100.00 2012
1 Luxembourg 100.00 2017
1 Croatia 100.00 2017
1 Malta 100.00 2017
1 Lebanon 100.00 2009
1 Lithuania 100.00 2017
63 Egypt 99.40 2014
64 Armenia 99.30 2016
65 Tunisia 99.00 2012
65 Iraq 99.00 2018
65 Chile 99.00 2011
65 Suriname 99.00 2010
65 Turkey 99.00 2013
65 Iran 99.00 2010
65 Barbados 99.00 2012
65 Montenegro 99.00 2013
65 Mongolia 99.00 2013
65 El Salvador 99.00 2014
65 Serbia 99.00 2014
76 Albania 98.40 2018
77 Jamaica 98.00 2017
77 Kyrgyz Republic 98.00 2014
77 Peru 98.00 2016
77 Jordan 98.00 2018
81 Trinidad and Tobago 97.00 2011
81 Sri Lanka 97.00 2007
83 Colombia 96.80 2015
84 Belize 96.00 2015
84 Guatemala 96.00 2015
84 Vietnam 96.00 2014
84 Brazil 96.00 2015
84 Panama 96.00 2013
84 Morocco 96.00 2018
84 Syrian Arab Republic 96.00 2006
84 Nauru 96.00 2013
84 Congo 96.00 2015
93 Tajikistan 95.80 2017
94 São Tomé and Principe 95.00 2014
94 Mexico 95.00 2015
96 Kiribati 94.00 2009
97 Azerbaijan 93.60 2006
97 Honduras 93.60 2012
99 Tonga 93.00 2012
100 St. Lucia 92.00 2012
100 Bolivia 92.00 2016
100 Djibouti 92.00 2006
103 Philippines 91.80 2017
104 Cabo Verde 91.00 2010
105 Gabon 89.60 2012
106 Guyana 89.00 2014
106 South Africa 89.00 2017
108 Botswana 88.00 2017
108 Solomon Islands 88.00 2015
108 Dominican Republic 88.00 2014
111 Comoros 87.30 2012
112 Mali 86.70 2018
113 Benin 85.60 2018
114 Nicaragua 85.00 2012
115 Haiti 84.80 2017
116 Burundi 83.50 2017
117 Madagascar 83.00 2013
118 Ecuador 82.00 2016
119 Myanmar 81.30 2016
120 Sierra Leone 81.00 2017
120 Venezuela 81.00 2017
122 India 79.70 2016
123 Namibia 78.00 2016
123 Togo 78.00 2014
125 Senegal 77.40 2017
126 Burkina Faso 76.90 2010
127 Cambodia 73.30 2014
128 Lao PDR 73.00 2017
129 The Gambia 72.00 2013
129 Indonesia 72.00 2018
129 Côte d'Ivoire 72.00 2016
132 Ghana 70.50 2014
133 Paraguay 69.00 2017
134 Malawi 67.20 2016
135 Sudan 67.00 2014
136 Kenya 66.90 2014
137 Cameroon 66.00 2014
137 Mauritania 66.00 2015
139 Niger 63.90 2012
140 Guinea 62.00 2018
141 Central African Republic 61.00 2010
142 Timor-Leste 60.40 2016
143 Samoa 59.00 2014
144 Nepal 56.20 2016
145 Rwanda 56.00 2015
146 Mozambique 55.00 2015
147 Eswatini 54.00 2014
147 Equatorial Guinea 54.00 2011
149 Tuvalu 50.00 2007
150 Nigeria 47.00 2017
151 Lesotho 43.30 2014
152 Vanuatu 43.00 2013
153 Afghanistan 42.30 2015
154 Pakistan 42.20 2018
155 Zimbabwe 38.00 2017
156 Uganda 32.20 2016
157 Yemen 30.70 2013
158 Tanzania 26.40 2016
159 Angola 25.00 2016
160 Liberia 24.60 2013
160 Dem. Rep. Congo 24.60 2014
162 Guinea-Bissau 24.00 2014
163 Bangladesh 20.20 2014
164 Chad 12.00 2015
165 Zambia 11.30 2014
166 Somalia 3.00 2006
167 Ethiopia 2.70 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.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual