The Integrated Population Registration System (IPRS) consolidates data on all people in a country in one place and make e-government a reality.
IPRS is composed of two major parts:
- establishment of a National Population Register (NPR) with data on all citizens and foreign residents
- introduction of a unique identifier (PIN) that is assigned to every person’s record at birth, which then acts as a reference in all transactions regarding that person
As a high-level integrated set of registries, IPRS is sourced from primary government agencies (Civil registration, Immigration, Refugees, Travel documents etc.) and actualized in real time.
Benefits to governments:
- establish and maintain a comprehensive residents’ database
- help provide individuals with legal documentation and proof of identity
- primary source of citizen information for government agencies (eg. voting) and private entities (telecommunication, banks)
- economy via automation of data collecting, processing and storage
- increase national security, reduce crime, improve safety