On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Open Identity Exchange UK Europe, I am pleased to announce our endorsement of the “Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development: Towards a Digital Age”. This endorsement aligns our European chapter with the World Bank’s principles and signals its support of the World Bank’s leadership in the global identity ecosystem.

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative plays an essential role in helping countries move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind. ID4D helps countries analyze problems, design solutions, and implement new systems to increase the number of people with official identification and the development impact of the overall identification system. When more people have formal identification and identification systems function well, individuals access necessary services, governments function better, use resources more efficiently, and improve statistics to better inform their future policies.


Author:  Don Thibeau, Chairman Open Identity Exchange