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Birth Registration in Bangladesh

Birth registration is a fundamental human right that is specified in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). All children have the right to a name, identity and nationality, and birth registration is a first and significant step in upholding these rights. Birth registration is the State’s first official acknowledgement of the child’s existence and is the means to secure other child rights such as access to health care and education.

Since 1996, UNICEF has assisted the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives to work towards universal birth registration through the establishment of a low-cost, easy and sustainable birth registration system. This has included initiatives such as introducing an appropriate legal framework, building the capacity of various stakeholders, supplying materials, improving inter-agency cooperation, and raising awareness on the importance of birth registration.

This resource explains and evaluates the impact of UNICEFs work on this important and persistent issue.

Uploaded on: Nov 24, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2010

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Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Children's Rights, Citizenship & Identification, Governance, Accountability & Transparency Tool Type: Reports / Research, Training Resources & Popular Education Method: Navigating Administrative Processes Languages: English Regions: South Asia Nature of Impact: Status change Scale of Intervention/Impact: More than 1 million people Institutions Engaged: NGOs, Service Delivery Agencies Evaluation Method: Surveys