The 2021 ID4D and G2Px Annual Report
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization in ways that were unimaginable just two years ago, highlighting the fundamental role that digital ID and government-to-person (G2P) payment ecosystems can play in helping a country to deliver services and social assistance to its people rapidly, effectively and responsibly.
In 2021, the World Bank Group’s sister initiatives Identification for Development (ID4D) and Digitalizing G2P Payments (G2Px) marked the fifth anniversary of the ID4D’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) partnership platform which now includes G2Px. This year's annual report is the first joint report between ID4D and G2Px. Throughout the achievements covered in this Annual Report, you will see how both initiatives have grown across all three pillars of work: thought leadership and analytics, global platforms and convening, as well as country and regional action, adapting to rapidly changing landscapes. In 2021, demand increased significantly as countries sought to use ID systems and digitized G2P payments to respond to and recover from the pandemic.