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Identity Authentication and Verification Fees : Overview of Current Practices (English)

The note was prepared by the World Bank's ID4D Initiative to summarize country experiences and practices related to fees charged by ID authorities to public and private sector third parties for identity authentication and verification services.1 It contains information from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Tanzania and Thailand. The note is not intended to provide recommendations or endorse a particular model or approach; it merely aims to highlight existing practices and key considerations related to the provision and pricing of identity verification services. Each country or identity provider considering the introduction of fees for identity verification is encouraged to carry out its own analysis, and decide whether to charge fees, what services to charge fees for, and which types of entities or individuals might be exempted. The need or opportunity to generate revenue should be balanced against the importance of not creating barriers to obtaining identity documents and accessing services that require identity verification or authentication. The Principles on Identification for Development can provide further guidance on how to design and implement an ID system in a manner that helps maximize its benefits for development while mitigating the risks. The note provides insights into the institutional arrangements and verification fee structures for the private and public sectors in twelve countries. The private sector usually includes banks and other financial institutions, telecom companies and mobile network operators; while public sector service users often include Ministries of Health, Ministries of Education, Ministries of Internal Affairs and transportation agencies that need to verify personal information in order to deliver services effectively.

Details

  • Document Date

    2019/04/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    136263

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2019/04/22

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Identity Authentication and Verification Fees : Overview of Current Practices

  • Keywords

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Identity Authentication and Verification Fees : Overview of Current Practices (English). Identification for Development Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/945201555946417898/Identity-Authentication-and-Verification-Fees-Overview-of-Current-Practices