The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) within the third National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS3), which is being implemented from 2019/20 to 2023/24, committed to strengthen administrative data collection system including Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (CRVS) in Rwanda to complement official statistics from surveys and censuses.
The Rwanda Vital Statistics Report 2019 report is produced based on data collected in 2019 to showcase the progress made by the country in improving civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system and to assess the level of implementation of the CRVS strategic plan elaborated in 2017. It is therefore a useful tool to inform related policies and decisions and guide strategic interventions aimed at boosting implementation of the strategic plan.
The comprehensive assessment of Rwanda Civil Registration and Vital Statitics (CRVS) is a direct response to the declaration of the Second Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration in September 2012. The Conference urged all African countries to undertake in-depth assessment of the state of their national civil registration systems and develop a strategic and action plans for improving CRVS.