We believe that civil registration should be easy.
We have built a platform that does all the hard work, so you don't have to.
Why it matters
An estimated 1 billion people around the world cannot officially prove their identity, and 47% of these are children. (World Bank, 2018)
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. Birth registration is the first step in securing legal identity and accessing other basic rights like education, healthcare and social protection.
As the sole continuous source of population data, it provides the foundation for human rights, government service delivery, and the measurement of development goals. Despite this, over 100 countries around the world do not have functioning CRVS systems.
How we're doing it
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.
The software is intended to be easy to deploy and requires minimal skills for customisation, maintenance and support.
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.
Meet the team
Become part of the OpenCRVS Community
We want to see OpenCRVS implemented across the world. We can’t do this alone. Through the OpenCRVS Community, we are uniting experts in civil registration and other interested parties.