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Deeply Talks: Are Biometric ID Systems Good For Women? (News Deeply)

May 16, 2018

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Around the world, 42 percent of women do not have access to their own bank account, often because they don’t have the necessary identification documents to open one, because they don’t have the minimum amount of money required to do so or because it’s too difficult for them to physically get to a bank.

...In this episode of Deeply Talks, we discuss the role national ID systems can play in advancing financial inclusion for women, as well as the potential pitfalls.

In the first segment, the Center for Global Development’s Alan Gelb – author of Identification Revolution: Can Digital ID be Harnessed for Development? – explains how biometric ID systems work and the factors that influence how inclusive they are for women.

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