Integrated Population Registration Systems

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