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  • Reply to: Building broadband: Strategies and policies for the developing world   1 month 1 week ago
    Hi Ahram, thanks for your comments. The case study for S. Korea included in this report is actually a (very) short summary of a very detailed study done for us by Ovum Consulting. We will be putting this study online shortly and it includes much of what you are asking about. There is also a report from the ITU that was co-authored in 2003 by one of the co-authors of this report, Tim Kelly. You might also like to read that--it is also very detailed. Here is the link: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/cs/korea/material/CS_KOR.pdf
  • Reply to: Making the invisible billion more visible: the power of digital identification   3 months 1 week ago

    In this regard, the unique identity number of Aadhar card programme in India is an effort to provide 1.25 billion people with an identity. But probably the programme could be more cost effective and administered even more smoothly. It is good that the programme is not stopped even after change of the Government.

  • Reply to: Making the invisible billion more visible: the power of digital identification   3 months 1 week ago

    Attaining ID4D, (Identification for development) reasonable dividends. Mostly global Identification systems should comply following important features;
    (1.)Family tree Technology approach is key in resolving Identification desrepancies.
    -It can incubate all family members of the household regardless of ages.
    -It includes all live births of the household, and identify dead family members.
    -It can track the matrimonial flows as the family expands and disperse.
    (2.)Digitalization and integrated ID (all ID in one) is key to any sustainable ID system.
    (3.)Despite if costs Biometric ID syestem that can surparse finger print to include DNA is most reliable and sustainable.

  • Reply to: What is not counted doesn’t count: measuring progress towards the global target on universal identity   7 months 1 week ago

    Excellent documentation of a very important event regarding SDG 16.9.

    Truly "What is not counted doesn’t count", emphasizes the need to strengthen civil registration and legal identity systems in all countries of the world.

    Dr Azza Badr; WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.

  • Reply to: What is not counted doesn’t count: measuring progress towards the global target on universal identity   7 months 1 week ago

    The piece really captures the event, however it needs to be emphasized that primary and high schools should be used as other entry levels for capturing and registering of children without birth certificates. The virtue of you not being registered should not be used to deny a basic right as right to education as done in countries like Kenya where it can be a basis of one not sitting for examination. As we push for legal identity, my take is that the document should not be a barrier to basic rights but the institutions in charge should take advantage of such avenues to register these births.