Increasing Birth Registration in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 8,000,000
Timeframe: October 16, 2015 - December 31, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 8,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (75.00 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (25.00 %)

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This project aims to protect the rights of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo by increasing the rate of birth registration for boys and girls under 5 years old and increasing the number of children who have a valid birth certificate. It also aims to improve government systems and processes for birth registration and certification to make them more accessible, particularly for vulnerable girls and boys. The project aims to ensure that 3.5 million children born in a health facility in target areas and an additional 60,000 children from vulnerable groups are registered and receive birth certificates.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 58,513
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1 Increased birth registration rate
1 Increase birth registration by supplementary judgments.
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased birth registration rate of girls and boys under five years from 25% to more than 50%; and (2) increased number of vulnerable children registered by supplementary judgments.

Achieved Results

Among the results achieved up to March 31st 2017: (1) the birth registration rate of girls and boys under 5 years increased from 25% to 36%; and (2) 58,513 children (28,833 girls and 29,680 boys) were registered by means of supplementary judgments.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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