The national Civil Registration System (CRS) helps governments:
- automate and centralize the civil registration
- create a central national database for registration of births and deaths
- cross check in a real-time mode when integrated with other national databases
- issuance of births and deaths certificates and assessment of fees
- produce statistics and demographic reports
- integration with high-level systems with a unique identifier (PIN).
Benefits to governments:
- improve services to citizens with reduced transaction/delivery time and cost
- manage and maintain a centralised database
- provide proof of identity from birth, helping to avoid identity fraud
- help prevent early and forced marriage
- highlight emerging health threats and high risk groups
- facilitate providing legal documentation necessary to obtain passports, open bank accounts, get driving licenses, get health care, education and social security.