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Transforming Society through Digital Identification: A Comprehensive Review of India’s ID System

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Ronald Abraham, Partner, IDInsight


Alan Gelb, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

More than a billion Indian residents now have a biometric digital identity: Aadhaar. Its use across various sectors is increasing rapidly. The State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17 aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Aadhaar’s technological and operational architecture, legal and governance framework, uses in financial inclusion and social protection, and emerging applications in other sectors.

Given the large scale and complicated nature of Aadhaar and its uses, the purpose of this report is to provide a holistic picture of the Aadhaar landscape over the last decade, to encourage evidence-informed discourse and decision making in the public and private sectors, and to spur future policy-relevant research projects.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.