Key demographic indicators

17.4 PER 1,000 LIVE BIRTHS

Under-five mortality rate

521,000

Population

Child health

Proportion of under-five children with suspected pneumonia taken to health provider (%)
Not available
Proportion of children under five years old with diarrhoea receiving oral rehydration salts (%)
Not available
Proportion of children under five sleeping under insecticide-treated nets (%)
Not available
Proportion of households owning at least one insecticide-treated net (ITN) (%)
Not available

Child protection

Children aged 1 to 14 years who experienced any violent discipline (psychological aggression and/or physical punishment) in the past month (%)
Not available
Women aged 15-49 who have undergone female genital mutilation (%)
Not available

Early childhood

Attendance in early childhood education (%)
Not available
Early stimulation and responsive care (any adult household member)
Not available
Early stimulation and responsive care (father)
Not available
Learning materials at home – children's books (%)
Not available
Learning materials at home – playthings (%)
Not available
Children left in inadequate supervision
Not available

Education

Adjusted net attendance rate, one year before official primary entry age
Not available
Adjusted net attendance rate, primary education
Not available
Adjusted net attendance rate, lower secondary education
Not available
Adjusted net attendance rate, upper secondary education
Not available
Completion rate, primary education
Not available

HIV/AIDS

Adolescent girls aged 15-19 who were tested for HIV in the last 12 months and received the results (%)
Not available
Adolescent boys aged 15-19 who were tested for HIV in the last 12 months and received the results (%)
Not available

Maternal and newborn health

Proportion of women aged 15-49 who received postnatal care within 2 days after giving birth (%)
Not available
Births who had their first postnatal checkup within the first two days after birth (%)
Not available

CRVS – Birth, Marriage and Death Registration in Cabo Verde – UNICEF DATA

 

 

A well developed and functioning civil registration system ensures the registration of all vital events including births, marriages and deaths and issues relevant certificates as proof of such registration. Civil registration promotes efficient government planning, effective use of resources and aid, and more accurate monitoring of progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

Legal framework for birth registration Law No. 75/VIII/2014 – Civil Registry Code
Official authorities in charge of registering births Directorate of Registries, Notaries and Identification (Ministry of Justice)
Organizational structure Centralized, with civil registration services in all 22 municipalities
Is there a legal obligation to register the birth of a child? Yes
Is an official birth certificate issued as a result of birth registration? Yes, immediately
Legal informant to register a birth Parents, Legal representative of the minor, Nearest relative, Health unit director, Physician or midwife;

The birth declaration shall be compulsory and successive, to the following persons and entities: the parents or other legal representatives of the minor or to whom they are for this purpose mandated; nearest capable relative who has knowledge of the birth; director of the health unit where the birth took place or in which the birth took place, or another official designated by him or her; the attending physician or midwife who has attended the birth.

The fulfilment of the obligation by one of these persons or entities exempts all the others (article 77).

Time allowed for registration 15 days
Fee for birth registration No
Can the fee be increased or waived? No
Fee for birth certificate No
Penalty for late registration No
Other official fees involved in the birth registration process No
Requirements or fees specific to children who are eligible for citizenship but were born outside the country No
Requirements or fees specific to children whose parents are foreign nationals No
Requirements for birth registration Identification of the mother, Name of the child
Information collected Regarding the child: Name and surname, Sex, Date and time of birth, Date of registration, Place of occurrence, Place of registration, Name of grandparents

Regarding the mother of the child: Date of birth or age of mother, Marital status of mother, Place of usual residence of mother, Place/country of the mother’s birth

Regarding the father of the child: Date of birth or age of father, Marital status of father, Place of usual residence of father, Name of grandparents

Processing Electronically (via computer);

All vital events are directly recorded in the computer using specific applications that are available in all municipalities of the country, located in civil registry conservatories. However, civil registration stations are only available in the urban centres of the 22 municipalities.

For rural areas, during implementation of the birth registration project, most of the mobile teams moved to scattered communities where access to register vital events is difficult. Current measures being taken to register births in health structures make it possible to resolve these difficulties.

Place of registration Civil registration office at central and municipal level, Hospital / health centre (place of birth) and mobile station
A birth certificate is required for: Education, Health system, Social security system, Cabo Verdean nationality requirement (on foreigner cases), Passport, Identification
Process for establishing vital statistics on births Within the National Institute of Statistics, a vital statistical service collects, processes, analyses and disseminates statistics on births, deaths, marriages and divorces. In addition, the National Institute of Statistics has annual databases on these events and series that date back to the 1940s.

Coordination between the various institutions involved in civil registration and the production of vital statistics is relatively good.

An update of the protocol of collaboration with the civil registry service was carried out in 2014. And a protocol of cooperation was signed between the National Institute of Statistics and the Directorate of Registries, Notaries and Identification (Ministry of Justice) for the improvement of birth registration and the transmission of data.

Information on deaths and births circulates between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice and the National Institute of Statistics.

The Ministry of Health records events related to birth or death, and delivers to parents a certificate enabling them to obtain services of the Directorate, an authorization for the burial of the deceased person, or an extract of the birth certificate. Once registered, these birth or death certificates are transmitted to the National Institute of Statistics, which is responsible for their treatment and analysis.  Regarding marriages, information circulates between the Ministry of Justice, where events are celebrated, and the National Institute of Statistics.  Currently, the National Institute of Statistics receives services from the Civil State on request, including the databases of birth, death and marriages.

 

Data sources: Information on civil registration systems was compiled over a period from December 2016 to November 2017 using the existing relevant legal frameworks and in consultation with CRVS experts, officials within the relevant national institutions, and UNICEF country offices. All reasonable precautions have been taken by UNICEF to verify this country profile; updates will be made to reflect changes in policy and implementation and/or new information.

 

Legal framework for marriage registration Law No. 75/VIII/2014 – Civil Registry Code
Official authorities in charge of registering a marriage Directorate of Registries, Notaries and Identification (Ministry of Justice)
Organizational structure Centralized, with civil registration services in all 22 municipalities
Legal age for marriage 16 years for both sexes, but the minor (16-year-old) must obtain parent’s authorization before marriage (article 129)
Is there a legal obligation to register marriages? Yes
Is an official marriage certificate issued as a result of marriage registration?  Yes, immediately
Legal informant to register a marriage Bride or groom; At the wedding ceremony, only one of the spouses must be represented.
Time allowed for registration 3 days  (for religious marriage)
Fee for marriage registration No
Can the fee be increased or waived? No
Fee for marriage certificate No
Penalty for late registration No
Other official fees involved in the marriage registration process No
Additional registration requirements or fees if one spouse was born outside the country or has dual citizenship No
Requirements for marriage registration Proof of age of spouses, Witness of marriage, Presence of one of the spouses
Information collected Date of occurrence, Date of registration, Place of occurrence, Place of registration, Date of birth or age of the bride, Place of usual residence of the bride, Date of birth or age of the groom
Processing Electronically (via computer);

All vital events are directly recorded in the computer using specific applications that are available in all municipalities of the country, located in civil registry conservatories. However, civil registration stations are only available in the urban centres of the 22 municipalities.

Place of registration Civil registration office, Place of occurrence of the marriage
A marriage certificate is required for: Transfer or share ownership of land, Inheritance, Petition, Divorce
Process for establishing vital statistics on marriage Within the National Institute of Statistics, a vital statistical service collects, processes, analyses and disseminates statistics on births, deaths, marriages and divorces. In addition, the National Institute of Statistics has annual databases on these events and series that date back to the 1940s.

Coordination between the various institutions involved in civil registration and the production of vital statistics is relatively good.

An update of the protocol of collaboration with the civil registry service was carried out in 2014. And a protocol of cooperation was signed between the National Institute of Statistics and the Directorate of Registries, Notaries and Identification (Ministry of Justice) for the improvement of birth registration and the transmission of data.

Information on deaths and births circulates between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice and the National Institute of Statistics.

The Ministry of Health records events related to birth or death, and delivers to parents a certificate enabling them to obtain services of the Directorate, an authorization for the burial of the deceased person, or an extract of the birth certificate. Once registered, these birth or death certificates are transmitted to the National Institute of Statistics, which is responsible for their treatment and analysis.

Regarding marriages, information circulates between the Ministry of Justice, where events are celebrated, and the National Institute of Statistics.

Currently, the National Institute of Statistics receives services from the Civil State on request, including the databases of birth, death and marriages.

 

Data sources: Information on civil registration systems was compiled over a period from December 2016 to November 2017 using the existing relevant legal frameworks and in consultation with CRVS experts, officials within the relevant national institutions, and UNICEF country offices. All reasonable precautions have been taken by UNICEF to verify this country profile; updates will be made to reflect changes in policy and implementation and/or new information.

 

Legal framework for death registration Law No. 75/VIII/2014 – Civil Registry Code
Official authorities in charge of registering a death Directorate of Registries, Notaries and Identification (Ministry of Justice)
Organizational structure Centralized, with civil registration services in all 22 municipalities
Is there a legal obligation to register deaths? Yes
Is an official death certificate issued as a result of death registration?  Yes, immediately
Legal informant to register a death Relatives of the deceased, Owners of house where death occurred, Ministers, Administrative or police authorities, Person in charge of the funeral;

The obligation to file a death declaration shall be handed down successively to: the deceased’s relatives, who are present; the owners of the house where the death occurred; the administrator or director of the public or private establishment where the death occurred, or in which the corpse was autopsied; the minister of any faith, present at the time of death, or who has been called to provide religious assistance; the administrative or police authorities, in case of abandonment of the corpse; and the person or entity in charge of the funeral.

Time allowed for registration 2 days, in consideration of different causes of death (article 179)
Fee for death registration No
Can the fee be increased or waived? No
Fee for death certificate No
Penalty for late registration No
Other official fees involved in the death registration process No
Registration requirements or fees specific for the deaths of people who were residents in the country and also of foreign nationality No
Requirements for death registration Medical death certificate, Birth certificate
Information collected Regarding the deceased: Name, Sex, Date of birth or age, Marital status, Place of habitual residence, Place of habitual residence of the mother for deaths under 1 year of age

Regarding the death: Date of death, Date of registration, Place of occurrence, Place of registration, Cause of death, Certifier, Type of place of occurrence (hospital, domicile, etc.), Details of cremation or burial, Indication of the cemetery

Information collected in case of fetal death Date of occurrence of fetal delivery, Date of registration, Place of occurrence, Place of registration, Type of place of occurrence (hospital, home, etc.), Sex of the fetus, Date of birth or age of the mother
Processing Electronically (via computer);

All vital events are directly recorded in the computer using specific applications that are available in all municipalities of the country, located in civil registry conservatories. However, civil registration stations are only available in the urban centres of the 22 municipalities.

For rural areas, during implementation of the birth registration project, most of the mobile teams moved to scattered communities where access to register vital events is difficult. Current measures being taken to register births and deaths in health structures make it possible to resolve these difficulties.

Place of registration Civil registration office, Hospital/health centre, Mobile station, Place of occurrence of the death
A death certificate is required for: Burial, Inheritance, Obtaining social assistance
Process for establishing vital statistics on deaths Within the National Institute of Statistics, a vital statistical service collects, processes, analyses and disseminates statistics on births, deaths, marriages and divorces. In addition, the National Institute of Statistics has annual databases on these events and series that date back to the 1940s.

Coordination between the various institutions involved in civil registration and the production of vital statistics is relatively good.

An update of the protocol of collaboration with the civil registry service was carried out in 2014. And a protocol of cooperation was signed between the National Institute of Statistics and the Directorate of Registries, Notaries and Identification (Ministry of Justice) for the improvement of birth registration and the transmission of data.

Information on deaths and births circulates between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice and the National Institute of Statistics.

The Ministry of Health records events related to birth or death, and delivers to parents a certificate enabling them to obtain services of the Directorate, an authorization for the burial of the deceased person, or an extract of the birth certificate. Once registered, these birth or death certificates are transmitted to the National Institute of Statistics, which is responsible for their treatment and analysis.

Regarding marriages, information circulates between the Ministry of Justice, where events are celebrated, and the National Institute of Statistics.  Currently, the National Institute of Statistics receives services from the Civil State on request, including the databases of birth, death and marriages.

 

Data sources: Information on civil registration systems was compiled over a period from December 2016 to November 2017 using the existing relevant legal frameworks and in consultation with CRVS experts, officials within the relevant national institutions, and UNICEF country offices. All reasonable precautions have been taken by UNICEF to verify this country profile; updates will be made to reflect changes in policy and implementation and/or new information.

 

MICS

Since its inception in 1995, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, known as MICS, has become the largest source of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on women and children worldwide. In countries as diverse as Costa Rica, Mali and Qatar, trained fieldwork teams conduct face-to-face interviews with household members on a variety of topics – focusing mainly on those issues that directly affect the lives of children and women.