Birth registration and children's rights: a complex story

Technical report


Apland, K., Blitz, B., Calabia, D., Fielder, M., Hamilton, C., Indika, N., Lakshman, R., Lynch, M. and Yarrow, E. 2014. Birth registration and children's rights: a complex story. Plan International.
TypeTechnical report
TitleBirth registration and children's rights: a complex story
AuthorsApland, K., Blitz, B., Calabia, D., Fielder, M., Hamilton, C., Indika, N., Lakshman, R., Lynch, M. and Yarrow, E.
Abstract

Birth registration is a fundamental right of all children and a basic function of all modern governments. So, given the extensive anticipated benefits of birth registration, there has been increasing interest from development organisations in implementing programmes on birth registration in countries with low rates of registration.But there is a significant lack of empirical research that explores the effects of birth registration, and if and how it benefits children in practice.Plan’s new research in India, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Vietnam reveals the results of an investigation into the impact of birth registration. What emerges is a complex picture of the interrelationship between children’s rights and birth registration. As a result, the report makes a series of important recommendations for governments and development partners.

Research GroupLaw and Politics
Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC)
PublisherPlan International
Publication dates
PrintMay 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Aug 2015
Output statusPublished
Publisher's version
LanguageEnglish
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