Analyse Tool

Desk review template

Understand the as-is birth registration system pre and post emergency and create a baseline on which to measure and monitor the impact of BRiE activities.

How to Map and Analyse a Business Process Guide

Create a visual representation of the actors, activities and tasks that collectively contribute to the birth registration process. Then identify the process barriers and bottlenecks which occur at different stages of the process and how they can affect subsequent steps. 

Country Business Process Examples

See business process maps for birth registration from a range of countries. The majority of these maps show standard (pre-emergency) processes; the “Uganda Birth Registration Process: Settlement” map demonstrates one process from an emergency context.

BRiE Advocacy Guide

Key advocacy recommendations and messages that you can use in BRiE advocacy activities.

Common Bottlenecks and Barriers Post-Emergency Example

Examples of common bottlenecks and barriers to the birth registration process that occur post-emergency. These should demonstrate what kind of issues you may identify in your analysis, and provide a prompt to look for certain issues that may have not been identified immediately.  

Engagement Map Template

Identify existing structures, services and actors that exist in the locality. Understand whether any of these structures, services and actors can be leveraged for birth registration activities, and define what type of birth registration activity each structure, service or actor could be used for.

Key Informant Interview Plan Example

Example of the types of people who should be interviewed to understand challenges and opportunities related with birth registration.

Questions for Key Informants Example

Examples of the types of questions that can be used to inform the questions you develop for Key Informant Interviews. These have been tried and tested in the creation of this toolkit.

How to run a BRiE Design Workshop

Guidance on how to run an effective design workshop in order to introduce stakeholders to the scope of work; identify strengths and weaknesses in the existing birth registration system; present findings from the fieldwork and agree on relevant engagement points that could support a BRiE intervention; brainstorm potential solutions; and identify minimum requirements that the BRiE intervention must adhere to.

Design Tools

Types of BRiE Interventions

Overview of the types of BRiE intervention for consideration when designing a BRiE programme.

How to Develop a Minimum Viable Process

Guidance on how to develop an MVP to validate or disprove assumptions about a potential process, and examples of types of MVPs and related tools. 

How to run a Registration Drive

Guidance of key components of a registration drive for consideration during the design process. The registration drive you design will reflect the needs and requirements of the context in which you are working.

Registration Drive Work plan

Example template of a project work plan that you can use when organising a registration drive, highlighting key activities to consider in your planning process.

Registration Drive Budget

Example of a budget used for a registration drive. Use this as a framework to help you effectively budget for a registration drive.

Communications Approach

Framework to develop a communications approach that will:

  1. Create demand for birth registration services.
  2. Inform parents/caregivers of how to access these services
  3. Inform responsible actors of the change in process and get buy-in (change management).

Test Tools

Pilot Approach

Framework to develop a pilot approach that will ensure that:

  • The scope of the pilot is well defined.
  • All involved actors are clear on their roles and responsibilities.
  • A clear Sequence of Events is developed to guide activities.
  • The approach is monitored and continuously improved.
  • Reporting mechanisms are put in place to track and resolve issues.

Training Approach

Framework to develop a training approach that will:

  • Clearly define who needs to be trained and in what subjects.
  • Create an outline for training curriculum development.
  • Help you to consider when, how and where to train people for the best effect.

Bangladesh Concept Note

Example of a concept note that can be developed to attract funding for the programme.

Project Management

Child Protection Risk Assessment

Use this template to ensure that you effectively identify and mitigate against any potential child protection risks.

Uganda Child Protection Risk Assessment

Example of a completed child protection risk assessment for reference.

Learn More

…About CRVS & Birth Registration

Principles & Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, United Nations Statistics Division (2014)

If you want to know about CRVS, this is where to start. 

Birth Registration in Emergencies: a review of best practices in humanitarian action, Plan International (2014)

A summary of best practices for birth registration in emergency situations, showcasing 7 case studies of BRiE interventions from across the world.

Passport to Protection: a guide to birth registration programming, UNICEF (2013)

UNICEF provides a good background to birth registration and a great overview of good practices for birth registration programming.

Child Protection Issue Brief: Birth Registration, UNHCR (2013)

Brief introduction to birth registration with key messages from UNHCR.

Mother to Child: How Discrimination Prevents Women Registering the Birth of their Child, Plan International (2015)


Making Everyone Visible: Why Improving CRVS in Africa is Important, UNECA (2015)

Regional Action Framework for CRVS in Asian and the Pacific, UNESCAP (2014)

The RAF provides the Asia Pacific region with a structured approach and targets to strengthen CRVS systems across the region.

Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law, UN General Assembly, A/HRC/27/2 (2014)

Birth Registration and Armed Conflict, Innocenti Insight, UNICEF (2007)

Birth Registration Update, the challenges of birth registration in Lebanon for refugees from Syria, Norwegian Refugee Council (2015)

A useful


…About CRVS Digitisation

CRVS Digitisation Guidebook, Plan International on behalf of APAI-CRVS (2015)

The CRVS Digitisation Guidebook is an online resource that provides step-by-step guidance for countries to plan, analyse, design and implement digitized systems and automated processes for CRVS

Identifying and Addressing Risks to Children in Digitised Birth Registration Systems: a step-by-step guide, Plan International (2015)

While there are numerous benefits of digitising CRVS systems, it is critical to be aware of and mitigate against risks associated with these technologies and to ensure that children are effectively protected.

…About Statelessness

Coalition on Every Child's Right to a Nationality website

The Coalition on Every Child’s Right to a Nationality aims to develop, expand and strengthen international co-operation to raise awareness about and combat the hidden problem of childhood statelessness. It also aims to promote the right of every child to acquire a nationality.


UNHCR’s I Belong Campaign aims to end statelessness in 10 years. Explore this website to learn more and access a range of campaign resources.

Global Action Plan to End Statelessness 2014-2024, UNHCR (2014)

Ending Stateless Within 10 Years, Special Report, UNHCR (2014)

Good Practices Paper - Action 1: Resolving Existing Major Situations of Statelessness, UNHCR (2015)

Good Practices Paper - Action 2: Ensuring that no child is born stateless, UNHCR (2017)

Good Practices Paper - Action 3: Removing Gender Discrimination from Nationality Laws, UNHCR (2015)

Good Practices Paper – Action 6: Establishing Statelessness Determination Procedures to Protect Stateless Persons, UNHCR (2016)

Good Practices Paper – Action 9: Acceding to the UN Statelessness Conventions, UNHCR (2015)

Under the Radar & Under Protected: The Urgent Need to Address Stateless Children’s Rights, Plan International & UNHCR, 2012

…About Child Protection

Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (2015)


A short animation produced by the Child Protection Working Group explaining Child Protection in Emergencies.

Child Protection in Emergencies Face-to-Face training modules

CPiE training models developed by the “The Alliance” for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

…About Emergencies

How to develop a community paralegal programme, Namati (interactive guide)

  • See ‘Ensuring quality,’ and ‘Evaluating and documenting impact.’

Community-based Paralegals: A Practitioner’s Guide, Open Society Justice Initiative

  • See 8.1, Programme Evaluation

Refugee Rights Toolkit, Asylum Access (interactive guide)