This handbook provides those working on birth registration with the background, general principles and programming process. The guide is divided into three main chapters: Understanding birth registration in the context of civil registration sets the scene for the rest of the guide, discussing why birth registration matters in the lives of children and provides an overview of what birth registration is and the international framework that governs its implementation. Situation analysis: Understanding the programme task sets out an 8-step approach to conducting an analysis of the birth registration situation in the country, leading to the analysis of possible directions for UNICEF support. Programming for birth registration in the context of civil registration gives guidance on how to translate the outcomes of the situation analysis into birth registration programmes.

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Type of Resource: 
International Standards and Recommendations
Year of Publication: 
2013