Digital Identity & Mobile: The Power Duo behind Inclusive Digital Transformation and 5 trends we’ve spotted over the last year
Monday 10 May, 2021 | Blog | blog | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Employment | Global | Mobile access and use | Partnership engagement | Policy and regulation | Uncategorized
The COVID pandemic has amplified the role of mobile in enabling access to life-enhancing digital services in one’s own name by empowering individuals to assert their identity digitally (and remotely). Through our projects and research, generously supported by the UK’s ...
Thursday 4 March, 2021 | Blog | blog | Digital Identity
As Governments continue to accelerate the pace at which they are digitally transforming their economies, building an inclusive and robust Digital ID ecosystem has never been so important. At the same time, as mobile is the predominant platform through which most people ...
Friday 26 February, 2021 | Blog | blog | Digital Identity | Digital identity | English | Foundational identity | Global | Global | Mobile access and use | Partnership engagement | Policy and regulation
This blog was written by Adil Khan, Advocacy Manager at the GSMA, and featured on the TRT World website. The pandemic has opened the door to greater adoption of dynamic digital ID systems. Governments must now find a way to deliver on its transformational potential. The ...
Wednesday 6 May, 2020 | Blog | blog | Building the financial ecosystem | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity | Digital identity | English | Foundational identity | Gender | Mobile access and use | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa
Lack of identification among women and girls is a major issue across the world because without it they cannot access basic service such as mobile connectivity, education and health. In 2018, in partnership with the World Bank and Caribou Digital, GSMA’s Digital Identity ...
Wednesday 29 April, 2020 | Blog | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Foundational identity | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Policy and regulation
Notwithstanding the sombre mood we find ourselves during this global pandemic, the Digital Identity team have a reason to celebrate; the successful completion of the first phase of the programme, generously supported by the UK’s Department for International Development ...
Mobile based voice biometric identity: an emerging technology that could assist vulnerable populations
Tuesday 1 October, 2019 | Assistive Tech | Blog | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Global | Kenya
Safaricom PLC officially launched the Jitambulishe (identify yourself) voice biometric (VB) service for its subscriber base. The service allows subscribers to access personalised self-service offerings by authenticating themselves via voice biometric recognition.
Friday 13 September, 2019 | Blog | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Gender | South Asia | Sri Lanka
As part of the Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative, Caribou Digital conducted interviews during fieldwork in Colombo and its outskirts to explore the role of ID for women and work.
Monday 9 September, 2019 | Blog | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity
This free one-day course highlights the role of mobile in digital identification systems and how digital identity can empower people to become digital citizens who can fully participate in today’s digital economy.
Closing the identity gap for women and the role of mobile: 5 insights from the Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative
Thursday 27 June, 2019 | Blog | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity | Digital identity | East Asia and Pacific | Gender | Global | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uncategorized
At Mobile360 Africa we’ll be sharing our insights on ‘Closing the identity gap for women and the role of mobile’. We hope that you’ll be able to join this session in person – and to help whet your appetite we are sharing five of our top insights from this work.
Monday 17 June, 2019 | Blog | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Ghana | Mozambique | Policy and regulation | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Zambia
The GSMA conducted end-user research to explore attitudes around privacy and trust both in the presence and absence of comprehensive data protection frameworks, as well as consumers’ willingness to access digital services linked to their identity details.
Monday 3 June, 2019 | Bangladesh | Blog | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Global | India | Indonesia | Pakistan | Peru | Policy and regulation | Senegal | Thailand | Uganda
Whilst governments can take different approaches to implementing SIM registration, we have asserted that ‘Capture and Validate’ (C&V) processes give the highest level of confidence that the person registering a SIM ‘is who they claim to be’.
Thursday 30 May, 2019 | Bangladesh | Blog | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity | Digital identity | Gender | Nigeria | Rwanda
Through discussions with more than 300 people across the three countries – including experts from the mobile industry, international development community, and private sector - we identified and explored a range of opportunity areas for mobile.
Thursday 28 March, 2019 | Blog | blog | Digital Identity
Despite a shortage of urban-rural disaggregated data on national identity coverage, evidence from most countries suggests that access to identity is generally highest in more developed urban areas, and lowest in rural locations. Our own on-the-ground research – which now ...
Saturday 23 February, 2019 | Bangladesh | Blog | Botswana | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity | Gender | Malawi | Nigeria | Papua New Guinea | Policy and regulation | Rwanda | Sri Lanka | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe
The ability to prove your identity is fundamental to exercise your rights and secure access to a wide range of vital services such as healthcare, education, mobile connectivity, social security programmes and financial services. Globally, there are still one billion people ...
Friday 22 February, 2019 | Blog | Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative | Digital Identity | Gender | Malawi | Sri Lanka | Uganda | Zambia
Over one billion people around the world, including more than 230 million women and girls in the Commonwealth, lack official proof of identity. Recognising that mobile technology and mobile network operators (MNOs) are well-positioned to tackle this issue, we explored the ...