The common database will be used to increase the efficiency of the departments across the country.
The main purpose of the project is to have a one-card system by the year 2011 (AMG,2008) that enables the government to achieve a strategic plan for governance and help the economic growth of the country.
This initiative by the government is in line with its efforts to strategically upgrade the countrys infrastructure to implement and support further development in all shperes of its functioning (Shelter Offshore, 2009). To achieve this, the population of the states need to register and obtain an Identity card that would serve for almost every purpose in that country.
UAEs mission through the strategic planning and implementation of this EIDA project to integrate all of the departments functionality with the best tools available. Hence, it zeroed in on Microsofts tool that would facilitate internal collaboration between all departments, and consolidate any unstructured data. To achieve this target, it has decided to create a centralised database for population registration with the vital statistics and personal data that help in confirming an individuals identity to avail the federal and local governments services (Headline Abu Dhabi, 2009).
UAE has first identified EIDA to carry out this massive project of registering and issuing of ID cards after the initial stage of project planning and also obtain the required infrastructure needed for implementing the same towards enabling a sustainable development (Headline Abu Dhabi, 2009).
EIDA has been able to install the tools needed in these countries in phases with little effort with the support of the Microsoft team. These parties studied the existing infrastructure which consisted of distributed softwares for accounting, human resources, etc which were more or less incompatible with one another. Further,