The ID4D Initiative brings global knowledge and expertise across sectors to help countries realize the transformational potential of digital identification systems. It operates across the World Bank Group with global practices and units working on digital development, social protection, health, financial inclusion, governance, gender, and legal issues. ID4D also focuses on ensuring integration of digital identification systems with civil registration and vital statistics (CVRS).

The World Bank Group is well-positioned to advance this agenda, together with development partners, given its multi-sectoral expertise, extensive global footprint, and breadth of financial instruments. World Bank Group's senior management has placed strategic importance on ID4D, plays an active role in the initiative, and ensures institutional resources are fully leveraged to support the agenda.  The initiative includes the following three pillars:

Thought leadership

Thought leadership

ID4D advances the understanding of identification: its role in advancing sustainable development; good practices on design and implementation; and standards and emerging technologies

Global Platforms & Convening

Global Platforms & Convening

With its multi-sectioral approach ID4D unifies and drives the indentification agenda at global, regional, and country levels by raising awarenes, harmonizing interests, and strengthening coordination among a range of actors, and facilitates South-South knowledge sharing.

Country & Regional Engagement

Country & Regional Engagement

ID4D provices technical assistance to countries and regional organizations through a range of instruments in three stages: assessment and roadmap; design and dialogue; and implementation.