By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

The world bank recently published its ten principles on identification in context of the growing awareness of the need for more inclusive.

For the estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries who lack proof of identity (World Bank data, 2016), this creates a serious obstacle for full participation in formal economic, social, and political life. Like individuals, governments also need robust, secure identification systems to perform core state functions and administer many of the programs and services vital for development, including social transfers, education and healthcare, and emergency and disaster response.

It’s embodied in the Target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and asks for

“by 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration”.

You can find the full World Bank blog article here:


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