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Estimating Completeness of Birth and Death Registration

This guide describes the key principles, data needs, and methodology for a range of methods that are available for estimating the completeness of birth and death registration at local, district, and national  levels.

Reliably estimating completeness  of  birth  and  death  registration  is  central  to achieving targets in the Sustainable Development Goals aiming for universal birth registration and high levels of death registration.