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Access to Mobile Services and Proof-of-Identity: Global policy trends, dependencies and risks

February 20, 2018 | Digital Identity | Global | Global | GSMA

The ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing both rights and access to a number of life-enhancing services including healthcare, voting, education, financial services, employment and social protections. As we continue advancing in the digital age, identification becomes … Read more

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

December 14, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | GSMA

Of all the 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 operators (MNOs) and their partners within the development sector, it has … Read more

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 (MFS). This Note offers several considerations for host-country governments and regulators on how to potentially address … Read more

Understanding the Identity Gender Gap

August 18, 2017 | Digital Identity | GSMA

Official proof of identity is fundamental to an individual’s ability to enforce their rights and secure access to a wide range of vital services such as healthcare, education, mobile connectivity and social protections. For this reason, the United Nations Sustainable … Read more

Refugees and Identity: Considerations for Mobile-enabled Registration and Aid Delivery

July 20, 2017 | Digital Identity | Disaster Response | Global | Middle East and North Africa | Iraq | Kenya | GSMA

An area of increasing focus is the opportunity for mobile and digital technology to play a role in establishing unique, digital identities for refugees. Innovations in mobile technology have also brought about a shift in the way humanitarian organisations deliver … Read more

The State of Mobile Data for Social Good Report

June 29, 2017 | Digital Identity | Global | GSMA

This report, which identifies over 200 projects or studies leveraging mobile data for social good, aims to survey the landscape today, assess the current barriers to scale, and make recommendations for a way forward. It details some of the main … Read more

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