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    The Nail Finds a Hammer

    In this excellent report released last fall, New America maps out ID principles and looks hard at self-sovereign identity, design principles and property rights in the developing world.

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    African Countries Must Work Together for Good ID

    Harvard University's Titi Akinsanmi talks about users taking ownership of identity, pan-African cooperation, and the true meaning of privacy.

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    7 Myths of Self-Sovereign Identity

    This blog by Evernym CEO Timothy Ruff is the beginning of his two-part explainer on righting the misconceptions around self-sovereign identity, the idea at the heart of Everynm's identity platform.

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    Beware of Tech Companies Playing Government

    This opinion piece from Marietje Schaake, member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands, highlights the concerns of leaving the protection of citizens' rights online to tech companies instead of governments, and insists whomever is ultimately in control of digital rights must be held accountable.

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    Digital Identification: A Key to Inclusive Growth

    This new research by McKinsey Global Institute explores how digital identity, and ensuring all people have access to good digital identity and legal identity worldwide, will encourage positive inclusive economic growth.

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    Documenting Citizenship & Other Forms of Legal Identity: A Community-Based Practitioner's Guide

    This guide from Open Society Foundations and Namati in cooperation with UNHCR provides a practical, step-by-step foundation for community-based paralegals and other practitioners who are working around the globe to combat statelessness and a lack of legal identity documentation.

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    Private-Sector Digital Identity in Emerging Markets

    In this research conducted by Caribou Digital and supported by Omidyar Network, Caribou Digital set out to provide an understanding of how new business models and technologies in the private sector may be used in emerging markets—by firms, states, or NGOs—to provide more inclusive identity solutions.

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    Point of View: Digital Identity and Privacy

    In its 2017 point of view, Omidyar Network shares its thoughts on how the organization defines digital identity, why digital identity is necessary, and its view on how digital identity can lead to empowerment.

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    Good ID in 2019: A Year for Action

    Last year we saw high profile data breaches, GDPR, and new controls over India's identity program. Now is the time to shape and safeguard identification systems for the better, argues CV Madhukar.

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    Advancing Financial Inclusion through Digital ID

    In Peru, a public–private initiative uses the country's national ID system to verify users of a cellphone money platform – allowing small traders to do business simply, securely and without cash.

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