Mid-Term Review of the Universal Birth Registration Project, Plan International

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Plan Pakistan launched Universal Birth Registration (UBR) Project in 2004 in all the 24 districts of NWFP with the ultimate goal of creating awareness amongst the general public, government officials and public representatives on birth registration as part of Convention on the Rights of the Child(CRC) and to facilitate them to practice birth registration. Prior to this, Plan had implemented a pilot project in four districts of NWFP for a period of three years (2001-2003). Semiotics was contracted to carry out a mid-term review of the UBR Project launched in 2004.

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Assembled and mobilized the research team.
  • Developed the methodology and strategy for conducting the mid term review
  • Reviewed the relevant documents, radio jingles, TV advertisements, NWFP Chief Minister’s messages, radio spots, and soft copies of posters, banners and Birth Registration Information Management System (BRIMS) database
  • Prepared Inception Report and designed and pre-tested the survey instruments
  • Hired and trained the field staff for quantitative and qualitative  data collection
  • Conducted household survey in eight representative districts, namely, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Lower Dir, Malakand, Kohat, Charsadda, Shangla and Lakki Marwat, focus group discussions and  in-depth interviews with community representatives, local government functionaries, district government officials; group discussions with District Children Forum
  • Analyzed the data and prepared draft and final reports including findings and recommendations


CLIENT:
PLAN Pakistan

FUNDING AGENCY:
Plan Pakistan

PRACTICE AREA:
Health and Population

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