Discussion: The State of Aadhaar
Aadhaar is changing the way Indian residents interact with each other, the modern economy and government. The coverage of Aadhaar is increasing rapidly across India. However, for each of Aadhaar’s use-cases—whether it’s enabling bank account opening or authenticating a cash transfer—we do not have a clear understanding of the intended and unintended impacts of the use-case. Reports of exclusion from government programmes, for example, co-exist with contradictory reports of savings and reductions in corruption.
On 21 July, Accountability Initiative hosted a discussion with IDInsight on the State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17. The report unpacks various topics related to Aadhaar. It also provides an overview of Aadhaar’s technological and operational architecture, legal and governance framework, and its applications in financial inclusion, social protection, and emerging uses in other sectors. The discussion was led by Ronald Abraham, Partner IDinsight, who shared some key findings.
Get a glimpse of the discussion here. You can also access the full discussion below.
1. What is the State of Aadhaar
2. Key Questions Answered