Citizen Engagement- Emerging Digital Technologies create new risks and value

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The recent rapid evolution of digital technologies has been changing behaviors and expectations in countries around the world. These shifts make it the right time to pose the key question this paper explores:

Will digital technologies, both those that are already widespread and those that are still emerging, have substantial impacts on the way citizens engage and the ways through which power is sought, used, or contested?

The authors address this question both to mitigate some of the World Bank’s operational risks, and to initiate a conversation with peers about how those risks might require policy shifts.

The overall framing question also is being explored in case the approaches to citizen engagement advocated by the World Bank are changing and may require different advice for client countries. Despite the lower technology penetration levels in developing countries, their more malleable governance contexts may be more influenced by the effects of emerging technologies than older states with greater rigidity.

Digitally influenced citizen engagement is, in short, one of those “leapfrog” areas in which developing nations may exploit technologies before the wealthier parts of the world. But countries can leapfrog to worse futures, not just better ones. This paper explores what technology might mean for engagement, makes predictions, and offers measures for governments to consider.

Autore: World Bank Group

Anno: 2020

Lingua: English

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ID4D – Identification for Development 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

The ability to uniquely identify individuals and reliably authenticate their identity is a key enabler to accelerating progress toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Robust, inclusive, and responsible identification systems can lead to tangible benefits across a range of areas, such as financial inclusion, health services, social protection for the poorest and most vulnerable, and empowerment of women and girls. Yet, more than 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot prove their identity
ID4D brings global knowledge and expertise across sectors to help countries realise the transformational potential of digital identification systems. It operates across the WBG with global practices and units working on digital development, social protection, health, financial inclusion, governance, gender, and legal.
Given the size of the global identification gap, no single country, international organisation, NGO, or private sector entity can surmount this challenge by working alone—coordination is needed at the global, regional and national levels. To this end, ID4D has developed strong relationships with a range of actors working on this emerging topic—including United Nations (UN) agencies, foundations, think tanks and academics, regional bodies, private sector associations and standards bodies. In this report you can read their results and achievements in 2017.

Autore: World Bank Group (with support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Omidyar Network)

Anno: 2017

Lingua: English

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