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Where Public and Private Meet: How Can Indonesia’s e-KTP Help Citizens and Businesses?

– Jakarta Globe

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  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • Via Frederic Ho (Jumio)
  • 4 May 2021

An overview of digital identity in Indonesia, and how its implementation can help unbanked populations

This article by Frederic Ho of Jumio outlines how many rural Indonesian citizens face barriers to accessing government services such as healthcare, education, and benefits. He argues that a nationwide digital identity scheme could help these public services be accessible to all, as well as increasing inclusion in banking.

“A national digital ID system provides a means to verify citizens digitally and thus opens up the option to disburse support without a physical branch. This accessibility is important in driving financial inclusion in the country.”

The author discusses ways of maximizing enrollment in ID schemes, such as allowing the technology to work on smartphones, and expands on the costs and benefits of public and private sector collaboration in developing digital identity schemes.

However, before jumping on board, businesses have to carefully assess their needs and the macroenvironment when strategizing for the future. When it comes to integrating digital ID verification systems, it means understanding the level of control you have (if any) in terms of user experience, convenience, and security

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