Join us for a discussion on how identification can be a key facilitator of access to services for persons with disabilities. In developing countries, persons with disabilities are among those most likely to face barriers in accessing services such as health and rehabilitation, public transportation, education, financial services, and economic opportunities. A lack of ID can further compound these existing barriers to services, particularly for women and girls and others with intersecting identities.
The World Bank’s ID4D Initiative and DiD KSB have developed a set of guidelines for Creating disability-inclusive ID systems. These guidelines are based on the five stages of the ID lifecycle (planning and design, outreach and engagement, enrollment, use of ID, and monitoring and evaluation). They suggest relevant entry points and activities to ensure disability inclusion throughout all parts of the ID lifecycle. While not exhaustive, and recognizing that country contexts differ, these guidelines can be useful for ID systems implementers in ensuring inclusive ID systems and for DPOs in advocating for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in ID systems.