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Making Everyone Count: Identification for Development

October 10, 2014

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This high-level panel discussion will share perspectives on why civil registries and national identification systems are smart public investments. It will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore public and private sector collaboration opportunities and effective ways donors and development partners can assist countries in building these systems.

Identification is a key enabler for achieving development outcomes. It can help facilitate access to essential services – such as healthcare and education – as well as contribute to activities including gaining formal employment, exercising electoral rights, and accessing financial services. The World Bank Group is formulating a coherent cross-sectoral approach to work closely with development partners, donors, and governments to provide unified technical and financial support to low- and middle-income countries on Identification for Development (ID4D) activities.


Deputy Minister of Communications, Ghana

President and CEO, UN Foundation

Minister of International Development, Canada

Executive Director, eGovernment Center, Moldova

Chairman, Identity Council International