Identification and Civil Registration: A lifeline for displaced people in Mozambique

Published: 4/Jan/2023
Source: World Bank


The conflict in the north of Mozambique has created a humanitarian crisis with many thousands of individuals internally displaced, forced to uproot their lives and start over. World Bank efforts to build resilience in Mozambique , a joint effort of the Northern Crisis Recovery Project (NCRP), the Digital Governance and Economy Project (EDGE), with support from the Identification for Development Initiative (ID4D).  This effort combines ID and civil registration into a single process and focuses on those most likely to have difficulties obtaining official documentation.

In 2022, more than 21,000 internally displaced persons and members of host communities have accessed this integrated service, carried out with the support of the United Nations on the ground. This has helped IDPs access jobs, training, education, health, and other services.

We spoke with Tiago Peixoto, Senior Public Sector Specialist at the Bank’s Governance Global Practice, and Lizardo Narvaez Marulanda, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist for the Bank’s Recovery Project, NCRP, to learn more about the program and its impact:

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports, Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Mozambique
Year: 2023