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Nigeria Ecosystem Knowledge

An independent report commissioned by VerifyMe and developed by Dalberg Advisors between July 2021 to November 2021. It represents a stock-taking of the state of and opportunities within the digital ID and eKYC industry in Nigeria.

Research ICT Africa and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) partnered in 2020 and 2021 to investigate, map, and report on the state of digital identity ecosystems in 10 African countries.

A joint study by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Inclusion for All investigated three key barriers preventing many from joining the formal financial system: the reliability of financial services, the cost of using these services, and the limited transparency of cost information.

Regional & Global Knowledge

The findings in the report are based on detailed assessments of identification systems (IMSAs) in 17 countries, and reveal a wide range of identity system types and levels of development across the continent.

This report explores KYC innovations in a select number of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) member countries that are advancing financial inclusion and financial integrity, particularly where this impacts women and marginalized groups.

Building on existing international norms, the Principles were first developed and published in 2017 by a group of organizations committed to supporting the development of identification systems that are inclusive, trusted, accountable, and used to enhance people’s lives and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This report develops a framework to understand the potential economic impact of digital ID, informed by an analysis of nearly 100 ways in which digital ID can be used, with deep dives into seven diverse economies: Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Regional & global knowledge base

This report develops a framework to understand the potential economic impact of digital ID, informed by an analysis of nearly 100 ways in which digital ID can be used, with deep dives into seven diverse economies: Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Building on existing international norms, the Principles were first developed and published in 2017 by a group of organizations committed to supporting the development of identification systems that are inclusive, trusted, accountable, and used to enhance people’s lives and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This report explores KYC innovations in a select number of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) member countries that are advancing financial inclusion and financial integrity, particularly where this impacts women and marginalized groups.

The findings in the report are based on detailed assessments of identification systems (IMSAs) in 17 countries, and reveal a wide range of identity system types and levels of development across the continent.

 The World Bank estimates that roughly one billion people lack an official foundational identification. These one billion people are unable to prove their identity (ID), and millions more have forms of identification that cannot be reliably verified or authenticated, resulting in exclusion from economic opportunities – such as those being created by the emerging digital economy – as well as social and political rights.

To better understand the nature of the ‘global identification challenge’, the World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative partnered with the Global Findex team to gather survey data across 97 countries about ID coverage, barriers to obtaining one, and their use.

Six insights from the 2021 World Bank Global Findex Data

An EFInA report comparing financial inclusion models in Nigeria, India and Kenya, highlighting potential opportunities in the Nigerian market.

Ecosystem knowledge base

Research ICT Africa and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) partnered in 2020 and 2021 to investigate, map, and report on the state of digital identity ecosystems in 10 African countries.

An independent report commissioned by VerifyMe and developed by Dalberg Advisors between July 2021 to November 2021. It represents a stock-taking of the state of and opportunities within the digital ID and eKYC industry in Nigeria.

This is the strategic roadmap developed by Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), and which underpins the development of the current ID4D project.

This is the repository of all World Bank documentation related to Nigeria’s Digital Identity Project including the initial concept note and the full project appraisal report.

This World Bank report provides an assessment of the gender disparity gaps in identification particularly as it relates to women and the intersectionality of issues faced by women and persons with disabilities, Internally Displaced People, and pastoralists.

This World Bank report is based on a qualitative research process that provides an assessment of marginalized groups in Nigeria and their experience of trying to access the ID system. It identifies a range of barriers to participation.

The research documents the experiences of marginalised communities with digital ID systems in 5 countries including Nigeria. Major issues identified for Nigeria include: Low level of awareness, lack of public consultation, barriers to registration and concerns around data protection.

This report by the GSMA maps out the barriers to identification, with a specific focus on women, across 10 African countries including Nigeria.

ID4Africa is an NGO that works with African governments and identity stakeholders to develop robust and responsible identity ecosystems. They conduct regular events to bring together key stakeholders to discuss critical sector issues.

A series of seven bi-annual household survey's conducted by EFInA to track progress towards financial inclusion targets in Nigeria.

Methodology

The Inclusion For All website is built on the Takwimu.Africa open source framework. All data is managed on our Google Big Query data warehouse. The visualisation engine for this site is Google Data Studio, enabling ease of access and collaboration with partners in the African data advocacy space. The front end is a progressive web app built in Vue.js on a Firebase back end - offering a high degree of reusability and opportunity to publish additional front end sites over these or other data collections. We are currently in the process of fully open sourcing our use of these technologies and welcome enquiries from organisations interested in working with us to extend data visualisation capability for development policy engagement and progress.

The data sets used in the Inclusion for all site are selected to reflect a variety of thematic focus areas that evolve over time, but are all chosen on the basis of the insights they provide on excluded populations access to services. Data sets are cleaned, ordered and then interrogated to identity and assess patterns across a range of demographics including poverty, education, age, gender and region.

How to use this site

The charts embedded on the Inclusion for all site are hosted as publicly available Google Data studio charts and users have direct access to all the Google Data Studio functionality, including the ability to apply a variety of filters to the data, where they are embedded. This is designed to allow the user to explore and understand trends and patterns in the data for themselves. Charts can be downloaded from Google Data Studio directly in PDF format, or can be embedded in your own website by clicking through to Google Data Studio and selecting the share button.

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