ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON THE DETERMINANTS EXPLAINING THE LOW RATE OF USE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRY IN NIGER
CLIENT: UNICEF NIGER
START - END DATE: July-September 2021
VALUE (EUR): 27,000.00 €
The General Directorate of Civil Status, Migration and Refugees needs a socio-anthropological analysis of the determinants that can explain the low rate of registration of civil status events. It is on the basis of this analysis that the General Directorate of Civil Status plans to develop a communication and visibility strategy adapted to different contexts. The communication plan aims to change the behavior of producers and users of civil status in order to achieve the completeness of the recording of civil status facts.
Main objectives :
- Analyze and understand the different behavioral determinants (social, legal, economic, administrative, geographical, communal, etc.) indicating the low rate of registration of vital events in Niger.
- Determine their degree of contribution and influence on the registration or non-registration of civil status events in the different regions of Niger, also targeting the different categories of the population.
- Specific objectives: To strengthen the systematic planning of communication interventions based on evidence and then contribute meaningfully to the communication plan in order to:
- Ensure better knowledge of the advantages of the civil status system and the obligations associated with it.
- Recognize the importance of civil registration for the fulfillment of human rights and for governance, and improve attitudes towards civil registration.
- Increase demand for and use of civil registration services.
- Support the registration of vital events by family, friends, peers, religious networks, etc.to evolve towards favorable customs, traditions and social norms, including the design of services and procedures adapted to populations.
- Engage the community in dialogue, planning and action for improving civil registration.
- Build capacity at different levels for planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a demand generation program in support of the civil registration system, including attitudes, interpersonal skills and engagement of frontline workers in promoting civil registration
- A documentary search relating to:
- Social norms related to civil status and civil registration, with a focus on gender equality and the most vulnerable groups.
- Specific profiling of the areas in which the case studies will be conducted.
- A methodology that systematically explores all the elements necessary to achieve the objectives. Qualitative/formative research should be guided by specific and appropriate theories and conceptual models of social and behavior change, in order to fully grasp the complex interplay of factors at their different levels (individual, interpersonal, community, organizational and political/environmental). favorable). To do this, the field study and the tools to be designed will be developed in close collaboration with the project experts (DGEC-R and UNICEF).
- Conduct field research. Focus groups, questionnaires and field visits should be used as needed, taking into account the multitude of stakeholders and relevant social norms:
- Conduct a field study based on the agreed design and components
- Gather, analyze and exploit field notes and data
- Visit different regions and communities and interview key informants as appropriate