It could the same for dogs (cats, cattle, sheep, pigs etc). And then they could link up with the LIDA database - and we could get up to date info on genetic problems in certain lines if we wanted.
Whether or not a government body is good at running something - often has to do with who is working there and how well they're funded and the policies they work with. So if we have crappy corrupt politicians - it tends to cause rot from the top.
In the USA - I believe they have more than one registry for dogs. Here - we have more than one microchip database - which is good and bad.
Always it's about finding the balance. Some breed organisations working within the ANKC are doing great. And some aren't. They are just people in the end. And some of them get a bit reluctant to change.