January 6

World Bank Provides $250 Million for Indonesia Digital ID for Public and Private Service Access

By Frank Hersey

Indonesia is receiving US$250 million in funding from the World Bank Group’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to strengthen the country’s civil registration and increase the use of biometric digital identification for accessing public and private sector services.

Indonesia already has very high levels of identity issuance. The project seeks to digitize identity to tackle geographical inequality and a gender divide in financial inclusion, and boost the digital economy by improving a wide range of factors from increasing birth registrations to creating a replacement automated biometric identification system (ABIS). Tender documents are being made available.

Photo courtesy of Artistic Operations.

Source: Biometric Update (link opens in a new window)

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