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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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Blockchain for Development: Emerging Opportunities for Mobile, Identity and Aid

January 11, 2018 | Digital Identity | Matthew Wilson

Of the many emerging technologies that are likely to shape the future of international development, perhaps none is getting more attention today than blockchain. But for many mobile network ...
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Digital Foundational Identities using Mobile Technology

November 29, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | Samantha Lynch

According to the World Bank, a digital foundational identity is one that is “built in a top-down manner with the objective of bolstering national development by creating a general-purpose ...
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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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