The action areas serve as a basis for Governments and development partners to focus and organize efforts towards developing, implementing and supporting comprehensive multisectoral national CRVS strategies, including delineating the responsibilities of involved stakeholders. The action areas also facilitate structured reporting on activities and progress by Governments and development partners, which will enable enhanced knowledge-sharing, regional cooperation and learning, and the identification of opportunities for collaboration. If members and associate members have adopted an alternative approach for a comprehensive multisectoral national CRVS strategy, it should be ensured that all seven action areas are covered in some manner.