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Identity for Development in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | November 2016
Identity for Development in Asia and the Pacific

An integrated national identification (ID) system offers a means to fast-track the development process by providing the most efficient way to identify people in developing countries.

This report seeks to help governments assess the maturity of a country’s ID system and integrate it with development activities. A maturity model for a country’s ID management is developed and applied to seven countries in Asia—Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Viet Nam—to assess the maturity of their ID systems. This report also provides a way forward for multilateral institutions—including ADB—to make the best use of ID systems in their operations.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Use Cases of Identification in Selected Sectors
  • Understanding the Maturity of Identification Systems
  • Regional Study: Asia and the Pacific
  • The Way Forward