In the recent past, the uses of Single Registry have greatly expanded. Indeed, government and non-governmental agencies are increasingly showing interest in linking to and accessing single registry data. The requests are varied and usually involve:
- Accessing current data available on the single registry website like graphs or reports,
- Generation of ad hoc reports based on given parameters and
- Linkage to Single registry to crosscheck beneficiaries already receiving benefits from existing programmes.
Although the usage of the Single Registry has expanded considerably, the data source has been limited to the five social assistance programmes. The desire therefore has been to expand the Single Registry to serve the entire social protection sector.
Consequently, a scoping study to determine the issues and requirements for expanding Single Registry was commissioned alongside other work streams. The output of this scoping exercise was a report which focused on the assessments undertaken in four counties of Wajir, Samburu, Marsabit and Baringo between December 2017 and February 2018. From the scoping assessment, it was evident that there was strong desire for establishment of a county Ã¢â‚¬ËœSingle RegistryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ that would computerise the implementation of county SP interventions. Broadly speaking, such a county SP MIS would be linked to the national Single Registry for de-duplication checks and authentication of potential beneficiaries with the national ID database, held by IPRS. This gave birth to the Generic County Social Protection Management Information System (GCSPMIS) which is currently hosted at the National Social Protection Secretariat.
The GCSPMIS allows any county or organization that adopts the system to automatically digitize their social protection activities and transactions while at the same time allowing for digital report generation and subsequent linkage with the Single Registry for de-duplication checks and authentication of potential beneficiaries with the national ID database.