This working paper provides practical information on the preparation and use of a business case in support of a civil registration system. The paper outlines a six-step approach to building the business case and comprises – assessing the current system; conducting research and formulating the arguments; identifying, analysing and engaging with stakeholders; and, presenting the case to the relevant decision-makers. The paper describes ideas for mobilising support for implementing civil registration systems. It includes a cost–benefit analysis to help decision-makers understand the short-term and long-term costs, benefits and impacts of a registration system.

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Working Paper Series • Number 15 • November 2010 • WORKING PAPER
Author details: Anneke Schmider(i), Director, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Brisbane
© The University of Queensland 2010
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The University of Queensland