Briefing on Digital Identity, UNSGSA Fintech Sub-Group on Digital Identity

An estimated 1.1 billion people do not have proof of official identity—one in every seven individuals. The majority live in Africa and Asia, and more than a third are under the age of 18. Without official identification, people can struggle to get access to: Financial services, such as a bank account or credit; Social benefits, including food vouchers, pensions, or cash transfers; Healthcare, education, political and legal rights (including related to gender and migration). Learn more in this briefing note.

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