The World Bank and its ID4D Initiative are providing tailored support to strengthen the accessibility, design, and governance of identification and civil registration in 57 countries.

Julia Clark, Anna Diofasi, Claire Casher |

Türkiye provides a great example of how a modern ecosystem for social assistance payment delivery is essential to building back better and creating a resilient society.   

Ahmet Fatih Ortakaya, Oya Ardic, Minita Varghese |

The restricted economic activity during the COVID-19 crisis created the need to support vast numbers of people, including urban informal populations, who generally were not receiving any existing…

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Michal Rutkowski, Jean Pesme |

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative, a program that helps countries realize the transformational potential of digital identification, launched the Mission…

Seth Ayers, Faher Elfayez |

The Philippines provides a great example of a government addressing digital ecosystem gaps – strengthening the foundational ID, digital data governance, and digital payments systems.

Minita Varghese, Faher Elfayez |

ID systems can be an important tool for sustainable development by providing legal identity for all.

Toni Joe Lebbos, Julia Clark, Clifton Cortez |

Getting a driving license (DL) in Kenya these days is like a walk in the park. After booking a driving test online and passing the test at one of the driving test centers across the country, the…

Josphat Sasia |

On this World Information Society Day, Georgia has embarked on an important journey to bring more of its citizens online. The Government’s Open Net program, which seeks to connect about 1,000…

Siddhartha Raja, Himmat Singh Sandhu |

By putting people at the center, Lesotho’s Department of National ID and Civil Registry (NICR) in the Ministry of Home Affairs is laying a solid foundation for a simpler, more efficient government…

Rachel Ort, Tumelo Raboletsi |

A recently launched GovTech report highlights ten key lessons from twenty-five years of implementing GovTech and digital government projects to prevent social engineering ploys.

Kimberly Johns |