Maintaining civil registration resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis: Tanzania’s one-step birth and death registration processes

External Publication | Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems

Jun 07,2021

This brief underscores the value of the one-step, decentralized, and digitized birth and death registration and certification business processes that Tanzania introduced in 2013. These redesigned processes require only a single visit to a registration agent. Many of these agents are found at health facilities, which remained in operation even as the government’s COVID-19 measures were introduced. This brief further underlines that CRVS resilience can be strengthened by expanding the range of options for communicating vital events information electronically. This includes allowing online applications to register vital events and making it possible for these to be replicated at district registrar offices. 


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