Following our digital ID debate at the Global Development Conference in New Delhi this year, we have gleaned some deeper insights into the Aadhaar process and the current debate.
In this blog, Prakhar Misra and Meena Bhandari summarise some of the key debates around India’s national digital ID experiment, and what it means for the most excluded and marginalised populations. What are the policy lessons from the world's largest biometric digital initiative?
How will new and emerging technologies affect development in the poorest countries?
Rapid technological change – including artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and robotics – is increasingly shaping our world. What does this mean for developing countries? How can they navigate this shifting landscape, steering a path towards inclusive development and poverty reduction?
The Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development.
The commission, led by three co-chairs and two academic directors, features commissioners from a wide variety of backgrounds.