Today, over 1.8 billion adults in developing countries still lack proof of identity. Without official ID, this population is unable to access essential services such as healthcare and social welfare benefits and exercise fundamental human rights like the right to vote and the right to education.
A new report from the World Bank and Accenture identifies a comprehensive strategy and implementation roadmap for developing nations seeking to build or expand citizen identity programs, regardless of a country’s level of technology infrastructure. The report, titled Identification for Development – Integration Approach (ID4D), shows that developing nations can reap the benefits of universal ID by gradually moving toward the use of standard requirements and by deploying interoperable technologies.
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