Publication Alert – Prospects And Challenges of Digital ID in Somalia

Advances in technology and improvements in connectivity have given governments new capabilities, such as digitizing records, capturing biometrics, and automating processes. These improvements have enabled new concepts such as digital identity that allow human data to be converted into a machine-readable format. While digital identity systems are gaining prominence to respond to global identity challenges, their implementation has faced hurdles and led to failed outcomes. This article outlines the prospects and challenges of digital identification systems (digital ID) in Somalia. It does so by applying a qualitative research method that includes expert interviews and document analysis.