A unique step has been taken by The Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), Bangladesh for developing an electronic birth registration system (EBRS).
The system provides citizens with a unique identity card that can be used for various services including education and health care. EBRS has been initiated by the RCC and the local division of the ministry of local government and rural development. UNICEF provided technical and financial supports. With most of the necessary training complete, the system is likely to continue on a sustainable basis since there is clear public demand for it and RCC officials are very much in favour of the new electronic system.