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Toward a World Where Everyone Counts: A Virtual Roundtable Event

Watch our roundtable event and hear from leading civil registration and vital statistics experts engaged in the life-changing work of making millions of invisible people visible.

The New York Times Magazine makes the case. It is time for every person to count.

Lack of investment in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics has been called one of the most important shortfalls in global development over the last 30 years, and the results are devastating.

Tens of millions without identity and rights. Governments flying blind.

For the first time in history, we have the technology, tools and know-how to make every person count. We’ve proven that in Bangladesh, where birth and death registration have been boosted fivefold since 2015.

Vital Strategies has supported more than 30 countries to improve civil registration and vital statistics … and counting. 

Learn more about our CRVS work and the #CountingEveryone campaign.