Category: Digital Identity

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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Enabling Access to Mobile Services for the Forcibly Displaced

September 11, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | GSMA

In this Policy Note, we focus on identity-related barriers preventing Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs), including refugees, from accessing mobile connectivity and mobile financial services ...
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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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