Birth registration is a fundamental right, yet over 230 million children under age 5 remain unregistered. In parts of South Asia, as few as one in three births are registered. Unregistered, children are invisible and excluded from social protection. Through 20 years of birth registration experience, we identified lack of suitable software as a key bottleneck to universal birth registration. In designing this solution, we have also addressed death registration and marriage registration problems.
Incubated in Plan International, OpenCRVS is an open-source digital Civil Registration solution that’s free to use, adaptable to country contexts, interoperable with government systems (e.g. health and ID), and rights-based to ensure it protects those most vulnerable. We have partnered with registration authorities, leading health system providers, expert software developers, and communities to design and build a global digital product that will serve the needs of end users.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Bangladesh, Zambia|
|Recruit||•CEO / Business Development / Product management •CFO / Operations / Marketing & Comms •Head of Product •Design Lead •Technical Architect •Full Stack Developer|
|New Feature||Gender Visualization Dashboards (to prevent GBV), AgeVerify application (to prevent child marriage)|
The OpenCRVS project is being led by Plan International’s Birth Registration Innovation Team with fundraising and technical assistance coming from Plan International Australia and implementation support coming from Plan International Bangladesh. The OpenCRVS core team is made up of the following high-performing individuals: Edward Duffus (Founder and Product Manager) Annina Wersun (Product Owner) Euan Millar (Technical Architect) Jonathan Pye-Finch (Lead Designer) Sophie Shugg (Child Rights Advisor)
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN