national_register.jpg Creating a reliable national register is a must for governments that want a modern citizen identity management but entails several challenges. The first challenge is the capacity to accurately register the biographical and biometric data for each person in the target group. The second challenge is the ability to centralize and manage the collected information. Zetes CITIZ-ID specifically targets ministries that need to set up such a register from scratch and within tight deadlines.


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Once the population register is established, it becomes the sole reference, the authentic information source for everything related to citizen identification. The main goal of a national register is to consolidate all relevant information linked to identity into a central and unique database. According to administration needs, this database will contain basic information allowing to identify citizens as well as  a broader set of data regarding civil status, parent-child link, etc.

Zetes CITIZ-ID provides a simple but solid design to :

  • reduce the cost, time and effort to deploy a rudimentary population register;
  • allow local IT staff to deploy and manage the solution without specialist skill sets;
  • give the government the option to adapt and extend the core system to accommodate new needs.

Quality, reliability, accuracy

The advantages offered by the creation of a national register are many:

  • Increased accuracy and coherence of the information managed by several governmental agencies, reducing therefore the effort and the time needed to access, verify and correct the information;
  • Significant reduction of fraud, particularly in terms of tax collection and social security;
  • Much easier information exchange between government entities;
  • Enhanced identity management;
  • Reliable civil register for all citizens and residents;
  • Quicker and more cost-efficient implementation of applications or derivative registers :
    • ID cards
    • Travel documents
    • Social security
    • Healthcare
    • Driving licences
    • Voters’ lists
    • National and regional tax collection
    • Land register management
    • Specific population groups (militaries, police forces, civil servants, etc.)
    • Etc.
  • Quick and reliable statistics :
    • Demographic tendencies,
    • Visibility on the evolution of civil society (mariages, divorces, number of children by family, etc.)

At the heart of the population register

Challenge, analysis, and approach. 44 pages

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