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Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific: Birth Registration

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The ESCAP Inequality of Opportunity papers identify areas of basic opportunities where inequality jeopardizes a person’s life prospects, namely: education; women’s access to healthcare; children’s nutrition; decent employment; basic water and sanitation; access to clean energy; financial inclusion, pandemic preparedness, and intimate partner violence against women. Each of these opportunities are covered by specific commitments outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and addressed in a separate thematic paper covering up to 30 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific.

This report extends the Inequality of Opportunity series to explore inequality in birth registration and identifies the shared circumstances of the most disadvantaged groups of children under 5 in birth registration in Asia and the Pacific.