Menu

CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

News & Events

10 Feb 2021
ID4D Annual Report for 2020
TAGS

Across the globe, 2020 was a year of disruption, uncertainty, and tragedy. The COVID-19 pandemic reversed critical progress in reducing poverty and exacerbated inequalities. Many countries have also struggled to deliver assistance to the most affected people and maintain continuity in critical services because of distancing and lockdowns. This situation has acutely highlighted the importance of inclusive and trusted digital ID systems and the broader digital infrastructure they enable.

Addressing these issues and more, the World Bank Identification for Development Initiative (ID4D) released its 2020 Annual Report. Among other things, the report shows the significant impact ID4D achieved in 2020 through their technical and financial support to client countries. It also shows the depth and breadth of knowledge generated and global action catalyzed towards closing the identification coverage gap and enhancing the quality and governance of digital ID and civil registration systems around the world.

Recently, the World Bank has also published two blogs: Good digital ID needs great data protection and Realizing the “transformational trilogy” of social protection delivery in the Philippines.

Printer Friendly, PDF & Email

More News

25 May 2020

The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems will launch a new online "Directory of Experts" in June…

29 April 2020

As referenced in our April edition of CRVS Insight, the UN Statistics Division developed a short…

29 April 2020

With the explicit goal of helping countries accurately identify deaths from the novel coronavirus…

29 April 2020

Last week, as part of its ongoing webinars entitled the "Data for COVID-19 Webinar Series", the…

13 April 2020

In the build up to the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS, the ESCAP CRVS team has published an…

13 April 2020

The Pacific Island nations are preparing to review their CRVS laws and make recommendations for…

13 April 2020

North and Central Asian countries are continuing to move quickly in improving issues of…

13 April 2020

To assist countries in collecting timely and accurate data, the World Health Organization's…

13 April 2020

Maintaining operational continuity of CRVS systems is always important. An individual’s legal…

17 March 2020

In an effort to raise awareness for the upcoming Ministerial Conference in October, ESCAP's…