Project Name:
Statelessness Reduction and Community Sensitisation Project
ADRA Switzerland, ADRA Thailand
Project type:
Technical area:
Mobility and Migrations


Thailand is one of the countries in Southeast Asia with a high number of stateless people –people without proper residence registration or nationality. As part of the Global Action of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to End Statelessness in ten years (2014 –2024), the UN agency partnered with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Thailand to initiate plans for the implementation of the Statelessness Reduction and Community Sensitisation Project (SRCSP) in 2015. The goal of the project was to assist stateless people and communities prone to statelessness attain birth registration, legal status, permanent residence and nationality status. At the same time, the project aims to build the capacity of targeted stakeholders while advocating for changes in policy procedures.

The evaluation reviewed and documented the nature of the SRCSP implemented processes between 1 January and 31 December 2019, focusing on its appropriateness, effectiveness and impact. The outcome-based evaluation approach, in addition to a right-based approach to statelessness, was used to assess existing structures and processes, suggest alternatives and generate knowledge to serve as learning materials for improving services to stateless persons. Both  qualitative and quantitative research approaches were used, and data collection methods such as document reviews, semi-structured interviews, key-informant interviews, focus group discussions, survey questionnaires and observations were employed.