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Digital identity case studies from Africa and Latin America

July 18, 2018 | Digital Identity | Latin America & the Caribbean | Sub-Saharan Africa | Samantha Lynch

As the digital identity space continues to grow, new ideas and technologies continue to emerge which are enabling people to prove their identity, from simple solutions involving ...
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The Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative

April 18, 2018 | Digital Identity | Global | Global | Yasmina McCarty

I am delighted to announce GSMA Mobile for Development participation in the Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative, which is supported by the UK Department for International Development ...
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Digital Identity for Smallholder Farmers: Insights from Sri Lanka

March 28, 2018 | Digital Identity | Sri Lanka | Matthew Wilson

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – live in rural areas, and roughly 2.5 billion ...
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Introducing the Digital Identity Programme’s ‘Roadmap for Digital Birth Registration’

March 16, 2018 | Digital Identity | Pakistan | Matthew Wilson

It is estimated that globally one in three children under the age of five – roughly 230 million children in total – have not had their births officially registered. The World Health ...
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Access to Mobile and Proof of Identity: A global snapshot of linkages, challenges and opportunities

February 23, 2018 | Digital Identity | Global | Global | Yiannis Theodorou

With a global subscriber base that surpassed 5 billion in 2017, the mobile ecosystem has created a global digital platform that is increasingly connecting everyone and everything. Given ...
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Using Mobile Technology to provide Functional Identities

January 22, 2018 | Digital Identity | Samantha Lynch

The World Bank defines digital functional identities as those that “evolve out of a single use-case, such as voter ID, health records, or bank cards, and have the potential for use across ...
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