Plan Bangladesh along with EATL conducted a research study on 'Evidence based technical analysis' for digital birth registration toward strengthening the CRVS in Bangladesh.


Plan Bangladesh along with EATL conducted a research study on 'Evidence based technical analysis' for digital birth registration toward strengthening the CRVS in Bangladesh. Plan is one of the leading international agencies working for improving CRVS systems in the developing countries. The organization has a long experience of working with birth registration programmes for the last 14 years and implementing such programmes in 52 countries.
 
As a part of its global initiative, Plan had helped registering 40 million children since 2005. It  influenced laws in 10 countries so that 153 million more can enjoy the rights to birth certificates.
The study has undertaken in three logically sequenced stages including As-Is Assessment, Technical Feasibility Assessment and Programme Analysis. The As-Is assessment was conducted to document the current state of CRVS in Bangladesh and provide holistic picture of the CRVS landscape. The as-is assessment covered an analysis of current civil registration business processes, barriers to registration, the existing legal and policy frameworks that support CRVS, existing CRVS initiatives and an assessment of the CRVS system landscape.
 
Based on the DBR technical analysis findings, the output of this study will be a blueprint for an integrated programme specifically aimed at improving birth registration services across the country. The purpose of this programme is to prove the effectiveness and viability of the technology solution and to build a case for scaling up other vital events at national level.