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Definitions of Identity – Legal/official Identity

October 9, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | Samantha Lynch

Around the world today there are approximately 1.1 billion people who lack an official form of identification. The ability to prove your identity is crucial to social, political and ...
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Enabling Forcibly Displaced Persons to access mobile services by addressing identification barriers

September 19, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | Yiannis Theodorou

The importance of mobile phones, networks and services to people’s lives today is undisputed. However, the increasing emphasis on proof-of-identity requirements in more than 135 countries ...
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Mapping Access to Birth Registration and Updates from Tanzania

September 14, 2017 | Digital Identity | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | 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. As a permanent ...
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Bridging the Identity Gender Gap

August 29, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | Matthew Wilson

For both men and women, access to official proof-of-identity is increasingly seen as essential to securing the life-enhancing services that drive socio-economic development, including ...
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Digital Identity at M360 Africa

July 28, 2017 | Digital Identity | Sub-Saharan Africa | Erdoo Yongo

The Digital Identity team recently hosted a workshop at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series – Africa event in Tanzania, titled Digital Identity: Closing the Gap Through The Power of Mobile. ...
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The State of Mobile Data for Social Good Report

June 29, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | Kyla Reid

Today during an event hosted at Vodafone in New York, we had the pleasure of releasing The State of Mobile Data for Social Good Report, a collaboration between UN Global Pulse, an ...
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