Why is OpenCRVS required?

For people to count, they must first be counted, and that is what a Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system does, recording the details of all major life events, such as births, deaths, and marriages. Birth registration is the first step in securing legal identity and the foundation for accessing basic human rights; ensuring children are vaccinated, educated, and protected from exploitation.


For a newborn…


For the family of the deceased…


For the SDGs...


Interoperbility with openSRP and DHIS2

OpenCRVS shares data with health systems (e.g. OpenSRP and DHIS2) through a standards-based bi-directional interoperability layer. This extends the source of notifications to health clinics and hos- pitals and therefore increases the number of birth and death registration applications.


Responsive web

OpenCRVS can be used on any device. So mobile phones or tablets can be used in rural communities outside the reach of mobile data coverage. This increases the coverage of civil registration services, allowing registration agents to actively capture data in the field shortly after the event occured.


Security and data protection

Is of primary importance for OpenCRVS and only authorised personnel with a valid reason will be able to view personal data. The system uses best-prac- tice security features such as encrypted communications, authentication at user and system level, role based access with 2 factor authentication, database level encryption and a full audit trail that will allow traceability of all database changes.


Monitor performance

The operational performance dash- board allows administrative staff to monitor civil registration services in detail and to take swift action to resolve bottlenecks and issues. For example, officials at the District level are able to see which Sub-Districts have the lowest registration rates and understand the root cause to inform remedial actions


Data quality

Civil registration data quality is assured by validating data on entry and pre-populating data based on Na- tional ID details. To minimise duplicates entries in the system, which has plagued previous CRVS systems in Bangladesh, an advanced matching algorithm is used and challenges the user during data entry.


Modular and flexible architecture

Allows OpenCRVS to be rapidly deployed, easily configured for changing contexts and quickly scaled from district to division and national level rollout.


Integration with the National ID system

Providing an integral piece of the legal identity ecosystem in Bangladesh. As the sole official source of birth and death data, OpenCRVS helps ensure the integrity of digital identities for social, eco- nomic, and political inclusion.


Monitor key development indicators

OpenCRVS provides an operational data visualisation which can be used to monitor and analyse key development indicators (e.g. age and educational attainment of young mothers, cause of death by road traffic accidents etc.) as well as provide direct measurement of SDGs such as 16.9, “provide legal identity to all, including birth registration, by 2030”.