Project profile — Increasing Birth Registration in the Democratic Republic of Congo


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2015-10-16 - 2018-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (75.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Human rights (15160) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


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.

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.

Results achieved 

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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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