ID4D efforts at the country level support countries to assess existing systems, design improvements, implement more robust systems, and strengthen linkages to services. The World Bank uses a number of tools available across all stages of intervention at the country level.
ID4D Country and regional engagement frequently begins with a diagnostic exercise—previously called an “Identity Management Systems Analysis (IMSA)”—of existing and planned identification systems. The ID4D Diagnostic Guidelines methodology was developed in collaboration with governments and development partners, and provides a
holistic approach to a country’s identity ecosystem, including institutions, technology, laws, policies, and practices related to identification. It is guided by the ten Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development, which offer a framework for the realization of robust, inclusive, and responsible digital identification systems.