Civil Registry System Reform Project in Tajikistan (CRR)


SDC assists the Ministry of Justice in its efforts to replace the paper-based civil registry system with a more efficient electronic civil registry system. This new system and the planned outreach activities will help people across the country in obtaining their vital documents faster and in better quality from the civil registry offices; this will help them to protect and claim their rights in relation to schooling, alimonies,  migration, healthcare and even voting. Moreover, the new civil registry system will also help the government to better plan and monitor its services provided to the population including in the education, health and labor sector.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Tajikistan
Human rights
Governance
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Legal and judicial development
Public sector policy
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023
CHF 4'040'000
Background A performing civil registry system is essential for the protection of the population rights related to education, healthcare and other guaranteed social benefits. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) adopted a new law on electronic registry and developed a new State Program on the civil registry reform for 2020-2030. The reform will also improve the State’s ability to use statistical information in its own planning processes. This Program includes elements such as the simplification of the services, development of staff capacities and the introduction of reliable electronic civil registration and archiving system.
Objectives Women’s, men’s and children’s rights (civil, social, political and economic) are better protected by the strengthened provision of civil registration services and an increased access to the system.
Target groups The project target group will constitute of the civil registry officers and Jamoat (municipalities) workers responsible for the civil registration activities. They will enhance their capacities and enjoy of a better legal and institutional framework to execute their functions in the most efficient manner to provide qualitative, transparent, standardized and simplified services to the population. The end beneficiaries of the project are the over 8 million population of Tajikistan benefiting from the improved system and services.
Medium-term outcomes

Outcome 1: The reformed civil registry system of Tajikistan is effectively managed and provides quality and affordable services to the population and qualitative vital statistical data for the State.

Outcome 2: The population of Tajikistan knows how to and timely have their vital events recorded in the civil registry system.

Results

Expected results:  

Newly adopted civil registry legislation is implemented and interagency coordination is effectively ensured. Electronic civil registry system and digitalized archives are handed over and effectively managed by MoJ.

Population is aware of timely registration benefits through MoJ communication strategy and supported by selected CSO.


Results from previous phases:  

- The law on civil registration was adopted in August 2019l;

- Electronic system roll out was completed in all 68 civil registry offices by the end of 2019;

- Ministry of Justice agreed to establish an IT Unit to maintain the electronic registration system;

- All civil registry staff was trained in using the electronic software in practice;

- Model office in Kulyab is open and providing services to the population.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Development Programme


Other partners
UNDP Tajikistan
Coordination with other projects and actors The project is aligned and will work in close cooperation with the SDC Access to Justice Project and the Prevention of Domestic Violence project. The project is a member of the Rule of Law Coordination Group of the Development Cooperation Council of Tajikistan and the interagency coordination group of the Ministry of Justice.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   4'040'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'010'000
Project phases Phase 2 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023   (Current phase) Phase 1 01.12.2015 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)