Study on Marginalized Groups in the Context of ID in Nigeria : National Identification for Development (ID4D) Project

Published: 1/Dec/2018
Source: World Bank

The Government of Nigeria has requested World Bank support to improve the national ID system and ensure it reaches all persons in Nigeria. This is a gargantuan task which will necessitate a new approach to ID enrollment. This is laid out in A Strategic Roadmap for Developing Digital Identification in Nigeria. The Roadmap proposes an ecosystem approach which would count on a number of public and private sector partners to support NIMC in conducting enrollments for the national ID. With inclusion primarily in mind, this paper seeks to articulate a framework for vulnerability in the context of ID in Nigeria, and identifies some key populations who are at risk of exclusion from Nigeria’s national ID.


A. Carl LeVan, American University (research coordinator)
Idayat Hassan, Centre for Democracy and Development
Victor Isumonah, University of Ibadan
Chris Kwaja, Modibbo Adama University of Technology
Saleh Momale, Bayero University
Chiedo Nwankwor, The Johns Hopkins University
‘Kemi Okenyodo, Partners West Africa

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Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2018