DRC to roll out a national population register

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s President Felix Tshisekedi announced a digitalisation plan that includes the development of a population register for the country. The DRC currently does not maintain national identity documents but adults are provided with voter registration cards. The voters roll was last updated during the 2018 elections. 

Although details on the national population register have not been published, the president states that the country is considering public private partnerships for the implementation of digital ID. The country will also introduce biometric visas for visitors and foreign nationals.