August 2, 2018

Global eID Ecosystems — Restoring Dignity Through Identity

The scale of exclusion around the world Globally, 69% of adults — 3.8 billion people — have an account at a bank or mobile money provider. Between 2014 and 2017, 515 million adults worldwide opened an account at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider. In high-income economies 94% of adults have an account; in developing economies, 63% do. The World Bank breaks down the level of account ownership by regions: In Sub-Saharan Africa, the share of adults with a mobile money account is at 21%. In East Asia and the Pacific, 71% of adults have an account. In Europe and Central Asia, account ownership reached 65% in 2017. In the Middle East and North Africa, 52% of men but only 35% of women have an account, the largest gender gap of any region. In South Asia, the share of adults with an account reached 70%. However, with…

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