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Video November 21, 2017

Every ID has a story: Pierina

Some 1.1 billion people in the world don’t have an official proof of identity, which greatly limits their ability to access services and benefits, such as education or health. With digital technologies, countries now have the power to efficiently change that. The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. Here, Pierina gets a cochlear implant and her hearing when she accesses public health insurance with her Peruvian ID card.