Lagos to Mombasa: How Can Digital ID Improve Lives through Social Protection?

November 04, 2021

In the last episode, Gyude spoke with Alan Gelb and Joseph Atick about the importance of digital ID.

In this episode, he dives deeper, exploring the ways in which digital ID can improve lives through social protection systems.

Anit Mukherjee, a CGD policy fellow, and Ugo Gentilini, the Global Lead for Social Assistance with the Social Protection and Jobs Practice at the World Bank, join Gyude to discuss how governments reach people with social protection programs, how such programs have been used during the pandemic, and what governments should do now to prepare for the next‚ inevitable, pandemic. 


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