Natasha Beschorner | Senior ICT Policy Specialist
The World Bank

Natasha Beschorner, Senior ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank

Natasha Beschorner is a Senior Specialist in the World Bank’s Digital Development Department, based at the World Bank Office in Manila. Natasha works on several areas of digitally-enabled development, primarily on programs in China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and the Pacific Islands. Her responsibilities include leading analytical/advisory work on digital connectivity, digital government, digital ID and digital economy development, in particular implications for public policy and the enabling environment. She also manages investment projects to extend access to digital infrastructure and services in rural and remote areas of East Asia and Pacific, in collaboration with private and public sector partner institutions.


Identity Week Asia Day 1 @ 11:15

Digital ID as an enabler for digital economy and digital government

Identity Week Asia Day 1 @ 15:05

Digital identity for development: World Bank perspectives on trends and lessons

The World Bank estimates there are one billion people around the world who lack any foundational ID such as a national ID or birth certificate. Many more people – potentially billions – have an ID, but it might not be able to reliably authenticate the holder. This situation undermines inclusive development in emerging economies, as well as growth of the digital economy. The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative is working in more than 35 countries to help build ‘Good’ digital ID and civil registration systems that align with the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development, which have been endorsed by 25 international, regional, academic, private sector and UN organizations. This presentation will share insights from ID4D’s in-country work and research on the opportunities and challenges associated with digital ID in emerging economies.
last published: 07/Oct/19 05:05 GMT

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