The ID4D Initiative
ID4D combines global knowledge, cross-sectoral expertise, financial and technical assistance, and partnerships to help countries realize the transformational potential of digital ID and civil registration ecosystems. The goal is to accelerate inclusive growth and the achievement of a wide range of development outcomes by enabling all people to access more and better services and exercise their rights.
Today, ID4D is supporting 49 countries and shaping more than US$1.5 billion in pipeline or committed financing for the implementation of digital ID and civil registration ecosystems in 35 of them. ID4D has become a thought leader and knowledge hub on why ID matters for development, how to build Good ID and civil registration ecosystems, and tracking of impact and progress.
The initiative comprises parts of the World Bank Group working on digital development, social protection, health, governance, gender, social inclusion, legal, financial sector development, private sector development, regional integration, data, and forced displacement. A High-Level Advisory Council of eminent persons support advocacy and provide strategic guidance, and a technical experts group of experienced practitioners provides leading-edge advice.