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Identification for Development: Harnessing the Power of Digital Solutions

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Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 16:30 - 18:00 GMT/ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ET or convert time
Location: MC2-800, WBG Headquarters, Washington DC

One-and-a-half billion people around the world can’t prove who they are. Without an ID, they face barriers doing everyday tasks such as opening a bank account, accessing social benefits, and getting health insurance. New technologies can help countries build robust and inclusive identification systems. Join the World Bank’s Chief Economist and panelists from governments and the private sector as they discuss how countries have developed identification systems to enable a range of key development outcomes.

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Chief Economist, World Bank
CEO of the Unique identification Authority of India, (UIDAI)
Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Executive Vice President (Public-Private Partnerships), MasterCard
Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA