Governments around the world are increasingly implementing digital identity (digital ID) systems to improve social services and promote innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced this trend and emphasized just how important it is that everyone be able to prove their identity online. This report aims to explore the strategic decisions underpinning successful implementations of digital ID systems. It draws practical insights for public sector leaders looking to steer their countries towards a welldesigned and successful digital ID system, examining the successes and pitfalls others have encountered. In particular, the implementation of foundational digital ID, biometric-based authentication, and cloud-based infrastructure is emerging as best practice to help government navigate these challenges and maximize positive impact for their citizens.

Quelle / Link: Digital identity. The opportunity for government