Zetes releases whitepaper on initiating large scale identity projects
Zetes has made its whitepaper on initiating large scale identity projects available on its website.
The whitepaper, titled “At the centre of the population register: issues, analysis, and approach,” was first distributed as a preview at ID4Africa 2018 and is intended to help guide the implementation of a population register as a cornerstone of an efficient identification program which improves administrative management and achieves economies of scale.
Zetes hopes to initiate an in-depth discussion of the steps involved in meeting this challenge faced by many African countries and to define an implementation framework able to carry an ambitious plan through to a successful conclusion. The paper introduces the technological choices available to governments that decide to implement a population register and informs about the structural and legal adjustments to be planned in order to convert an ambitious project into a success.
“The advantages to States of having a population register are no longer questionable, but many African countries are still hesitant, because implementing this type of system seems like such a daunting and expensive task,” explains Extase Akpotsui, solutions architect at Zetes and author of the white paper. “This white paper aims to demystify the population register so that more governments will carry out concrete actions that will ultimately enable them to set up better management tools that will facilitate the daily lives of their citizens. With this document, we hope to persuade governments to take the plunge, by giving them a set of best practices to guide their implementation.”