Establishing 21st Century Identity Management in Sierra Leone

Published: 1/Avr/2014
Source: Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation
Strategic Directions for Integrating Civil Registration and Identification

This report was commissioned in order to develop suggestions for strategic directions for government—in particular for the Birth and Death department of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, UNICEF and its partners Plan International, Heal Sierra Leone and Christian Brothers. The mandate of UNICEF, who made this report financially possible, implies that it is especially supporting the improvement of birth registration, but it does so in full understanding that a systems-approach is needed. That, in present-day sub-Saharan Africa, implies a systems approach to the three major civil registration and identification systems: civil registration, voter registration and national ID issuance. Integrated identity management of a country government is based on certificates of birth registration as the breeder documents for all other official identity documents, and signifies the foundational role of the civil registration system for the ‘ecology’ of identity systems of the country.

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Themes: Enregistrement des naissances, Pièces d'identité, Inscription aux listes électorales
Regions: Sierra Leone
Year: 2014