The World Bank and Accenture Call for Universal ID

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According to a recent report done by The World Bank in collaboration with Accenture, approximately 1.5 Billion people around the world are not able to provide identification documents as proof of their identity and citizenship. This implies that about 1 in 6 people lack proper identification documents. The majority of these people can be found in Asia and Africa.

The report highlights programs used to issue Identity cards in 15 developing countries such as Kenya, Pakistan, Laos and comparing them with other world class ID management systems is developed countries such as Belgium and Estonia. The report provides an analysis of the existing registries, legal processes, program challenges, and frameworks.

23Challenges of lack of IDs

Randeep Sudan, World Bank Practice Manager for Information and Communication Technologies, Transport and ICT Global Practice at World Bank said, “These challenges can, however, be overcome through increased collaboration, cooperation between countries and the use of new technologies that can help governments establish unique identities for their residents and manage national identity programs. Identity management programs should focus on poor and disadvantaged people who will benefit most from having their identities verified, and the services they need delivering regularly and speedily.”

In an initiative dubbed Identification for Development (ID4D) by the World Bank Group, a way forward has been forged to ensure that help is found really quick for this group of people without IDs. This is aimed at not only helping the individuals but also to foster the fast realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by Nations around the world.

According to Daniel Baker, one on America’s lead, Accenture Development Partnerships said, “The World Bank seeks to establish a standardized integration approach for countries considering cost efficient identity management initiatives, which ensure accuracy and minimize identity duplications and errors.

Accenture Development Partnerships recognizes the important contribution Accenture can make to the ID4D program, by deploying the skills and expertise of our employees to help progress thinking and guide developing nations on best practice national identity programs.” The program aims at providing an identity for everyone by the year 2030 in all Nations as a means of accomplishing the SDGs.

The main vision of this is to ensure that every person counts by providing everyone with legal IDs hence improve access to several services offered in their countries of residence.Well, it would be indeed a silver lining amid a storm that has plagued many people. It would finally enable them to acquire those vital services that most of us take for granted due to the unlimited access that we have been accorded. Not only would it be a reprieve for them but it will also see an improvement in the economy of these countries and the world at large.

New IDs a precursor to the New World Order?

In as much as this proposed system is helpful, it poses serious privacy concerns. It can be used as a tool to help the elite of the New World Oder the depopulation of our world. Imagine having a worldwide system in which all your information is stored on your ID card, including credit card details, health condition, location, occupation and even familial ties.

12 Such information in the hands of the perpetrators of the New World Oder (NWO) would be destructive, especially to those at risk of depopulation. One of the Sustainable Development Goals (the constitution of the NWO) aims at the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. This aims at providing a legal identity including birth registration.

This is the beginning of the mark of the beast. It is just a matter of time and people would not have access to essential services such as healthcare, social benefits, and financial services if they lack the new IDs. In essence, we are being duped into believing that the new IDs are here to help us.

However, this would just be another system to enable the elite to keep track the activities of ordinary citizens around the world.

But what does this identification system mean for the already existing systems around the world?

Would this system ultimately replace the existing systems?

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