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Identification for Development: Harnessing the Power of Digital Solutions

October 06, 2016 | 16:30 ET, 20:30 GMT

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.

Speakers

Executive Vice President (Public-Private Partnerships), MasterCard

Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA

CEO of the Unique identification Authority of India, (UIDAI)

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Chief Economist, World Bank

Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF