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Private-Sector Digital Identity in Emerging Markets

– Caribou Digital

In this research, 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.

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted concept. We often think about our own “identity” as something that is singular and unique, something that reflects our particular mosaic of personality and character traits. But this construction of self is relational, and should be seen as a process embedded in—and constituted by—the social environments in which we live, work, and play.

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