CRVSID Case Studies

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Colombia, Kenya, Namibia and Rwanda


The UN Legal Identity Agenda (UNLIA) advocates for a holistic and lifecycle-oriented approach, wherein a new legal identity is incorporated into the identity system upon birth registration and is subsequently retired from the system upon the individual’s death following death registration. This case study reports on six countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Colombia, Kenya, Namibia and Rwanda – that have conceived, established and operationalized Civil Registration, Vital Statistics, and Identity (CRVSID) systems or significant components thereof. These case studies will transcend the examination of the current functionalities of these systems and the supportive ecosystem that facilitates their implementation and will delve deeply into the evolutionary journey that enabled these countries to intertwine their CRVS and ID systems.

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