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Could Digital ID Create Greater Global Equality? How Everyone Can Unlock the Digital World

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  • Explainer
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 16 September 2021

How digital ID can provide a pathway to ID for those currently without

Globally, 1 billion people lack ID, causing barriers to accessing vital services, but digital ID may provide a solution. This article explains the difficulties with issuing ID, the importance of good ID, and how digital ID can be effectively rolled-out to address these problems.

"If citizens are unable to prove their legal rights, they can't access welfare payments and will lack access to well paid jobs, grants, and loans."

The article concludes by discussing successful digital ID programmes. It emphasizes the importance of following the ‘Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development’ for best practice and goes on to explain successful digital ID programs, including the Philippines and Estonia.

The Estonian government brands itself as a "digital republic” and claims that this digitization of public services saves more than 1,400 years of working time and 2% of its GDP

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