Rwanda moves to web-based civil registration process

Rwanda moves to web-based civil registration process

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Rwanda: To consolidate and validate the census data of the country, the government of Rwanda recently decided to move the civil registration process online. The pilot project using a web-based application will last three months, and will kick off from Huye District, Southern Province. The initiative is being supported by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).

The application will not only enhance data collection quality but also help in gathering real-time vital statistics from health centres and hospitals. The data will then be divided into sectors, district and the national level to get a clearer picture of the census and help statisticians to track events that are happening within the community such as births and deaths easily.

The pilot phase will run between July and September, after which the system will be expanded to the rest of the country.

Source: All Africa