By now, you will have identified BRIE needs and potential opportunities. It is time to align these with an appropriate BRiE intervention(s).

There are several types of BRiE intervention that can be implemented, each requiring contextualisation based on birth registration processes, identified needs, and available resources.

In this step, you will:

  • Determine a BRiE intervention(s) 
  • Identify appropriate partners for BRIE intervention(s) 


All birth registration activities must be conducted in partnership with government as civil registration is a government responsibility. Whilst civil society organisations can support birth registration activities, registration of births must be completed by the legally mandated authority.

Advocacy First!

Not every emergency context will be suitable for BRiE activities. Some contexts will require standalone advocacy activities before any registration can take place. Consider, a refugee response in a country where children born to foreign nationals cannot be registered under the law of the land; this would first require you to advocate for legal, policy and/or procedural changes to be made before defining a process for affected populations.


Step 1

Based on the analysis completed in the Analyse phase, use the decision tree below to decide what type(s) of intervention is required e.g. registration drives, communications campaign etc.

Use the BRiE Intervention Guide to learn more about each type of intervention.


BRiE Decision Tree


Step 2

Meet with the authority responsible for civil registration to:

  • Confirm their interest and support in conducting the identified intervention.   
  • Introduce the Integrated Birth Registration Model and map their existing capacity in each of the 6 strategic areas.
  • Identify potential partners that could support in the design and testing of BRiE interventions. 
  • Discuss key considerations that will ensure that the BRiE intervention is designed for scale.  


Integrated Birth Registration Model

Integrated Birth Registration Model

Design for Scale

It is crucial to plan for scale from the beginning of the BRiE design process. Consider what interventions have the potential for scale from a cost, resources, and capacity perspective.
  • Design for scale from the start, and assess and mitigate dependencies that might limit ability to scale.
  • Employ a “systems” approach to design, considering implications of design beyond an immediate project.
  • Be replicable and customizable in other countries and contexts.
  • Demonstrate impact before scaling a solution.
  • Analyze all technology choices through the lens of national and regional scale.
  • Factor in partnerships from the beginning and start early negotiations.
Principle 3, Design for Scale, Principles for Digital Development