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Digital ID and Basic Human Development

Graham Watson

26th February 2018

The issue of formal identification has become a big World Bank issue, and these clips looks at how ownership of official IDs have significant developmental effects in India and Peru. It's fascinating stuff, and shows how government spending can be made more effective, as well as helping the recipients of transfer payments themselves.  A kind of property rights of the 'self', I guess.

Digital ID in India

Digital ID in Peru

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