Overview of Indian Civil Registration System

Registration of birth is a right of every child and is the first step towards establishing her/his legal identity. It is compulsory to report births and deaths to the Registrar of Births and Deaths under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (Act No. 18 of 1969). Births and deaths are registered only at the place […]

Cost of Malawi National Id Mass Registration

The mass registration exercise shall be undertaken as a Project Unit coordinated by the United Development Programme (UNDP). The government of Malawi and Development Partners such as DFID, European Union, Ireland, Norway, United States of America and UNDP agreed to fund the project at 40 and 60 percent respectively via a UNDP Basket Fund mechanism. The […]

A Snapshot of Civil Registration in Sub-Saharan Africa

The births of around 95 million children under age 5 (slightly more than half) in sub-Saharan Africa have never been recorded. One in three live in just three countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania. Possession of a birth certificate is even less common – 120 million of […]

Malawi: 9 million registered with national IDs

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika announced Thursday that over 9 million Malawians have registered during the national identity registration exercises which took place from May to October this year. Speaking during the official announcement of mass registration statistics and handing over of registration campaign and operations to the Malawi Government at the Kamuzu Palace in […]

Big data and IP ownership issues for the data revolution – Questions from Global Policy Watch

Big Data Ownership The multi-stakeholder data initiatives claim that they make the data they produce from a host of new sources – like cell phones, satellite imagery, bank accounts – totally open and available to NSOs. In countries that lack the capacity to measure progress through expensive and time-consuming conventional means, such as surveys and […]

Statistics SA – citizen satisfaction survey

In 2015  the government of KwaZulu Natal entered into an agreement with Stats SA to conduct a citizen satisfaction survey every two years. The province was aware that different municipalities were in the habit of conducting own surveys and thus undermining the ability of citizens to draw high quality information from a technical competent institution […]

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