Birth Registration Improvement in Burkina Faso over the Last Years and Current Challenges. The Contribution of the Bravo! Program

Evelina Martelli, Community of Sant'Egidio
Maria Castiglioni, Università di Padova
Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna, University of Padova
Leonardo Emberti Gialloreti, Tor Vergata University of Rome
Colette Guiebre, Community of Sant'Egidio
Honorine Medah Dabiret, Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Civic Promotion
Adriana Gulotta, Community of Sant'Egidio
Angela Silvestrini, Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT)
Francesco Di Domenicantonio, Community of Sant'Egidio
Palmira Gianturco, Community of Sant'Egidio
Maria Cristina Marazzi, Department of Human Scences, Libera UNiversità Maria SS. Assunta University, Rome
Nelson Castiano Chigande Moda, .

The first objective of the research is to track the changes occurred in the civil status registration of Burkina Faso since the last population census (2006). Second, to assess the impact of national policies and pilot actions currently implemented in the country. Data on birth registration of the Burkinabé population from four sources will be analyzed: the 2006 population census; the 2006 MICS; the 2010 DHS; and the 2014 EMC. The projects currently implemented in the country, namely EDEN, iCivil, and BRAVO!, will be also investigated. Burkina Faso’s 2006 population census detected an overall birth registration rate of 62,3%. Among children below the age of 10 it was 60,68%. The national free of charge registration campaign during 2009-10 reduced significantly the backlog of unregistered population. DHS 2010 presented with 76.9% of under-five children registered at birth. Presently, Burkina Faso is facing the challenges of moving to universal and timely registration.

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  Presented in Session 44. Evaluation/Transformation of the Civil Registration System for Access to More Timely and Reliable Vital Data in Africa