Assessing socio-digital identity ecosystems in Africa

Published: 1/Nov/2021
Source: Research ICT Africa and the Centre for Internet and Society

Research ICT Africa and the Centre for Internet and Society (Delhi, India) partnered in 2021 to examine the design, development, governance, and implementation of evolving socio-digital identity ecosystems in ten African countries. (We explained the background to and reasons for this work in a previous blog.)

With support from the Omidyar Network, the joint team worked with local researchers in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe to extract a snapshot of the state of digital identity, using an evaluation framework specifically designed by CIS for assessing digital identity ecosystems.

The ten case studies arising from this project were published individually this past week, followed by this comparative report in which the RIA and CIS teams analyse similarities, differences, policy windows, and concerns highlighted in the reports.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Pan Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria
Year: 2021