A digital public good to achieve universal civil registration and evidence-based decision making.
For people to count, they must first be counted, and that’s what a Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system does, recording the details of all major life events, such as births and deaths. As the sole continuous source of population data, it provides the foundation for human rights, government service delivery, and the measurement of development goals.
The software is intended to be easy to deploy and requires minimal skills for customisation, maintenance and support.
Plan International and partners are building an open-source digital CRVS system that works in every country and for every individual. OpenCRVS will be free and adaptable for different country contexts, designed with and for the people it serves. Benefits include:
- Freely available with no license fees or ties to software vendors.
- Safe and secure using best-practice security features.
- Fully interoperable with other government systems.
- Data enabled for fast decision-making.
- Rights-based empowering all individuals to access their basic human rights.
- User friendly designed by and for the people it serves
- Easily configurable for all country contexts.
- Accessible and inclusive: extending registration coverage to the hard to reach and marginalised.