Data and Development

WPF mini documentary on challenges in ID systems – launching 17 November

WPF is launching a mini-documentary about problems in identity systems on 17 November, 2021. Digital identity systems are generally accepted as positive tools for social good. Nevertheless, they can pose several dangers and cause significant concerns. This mini-documentary takes viewers on a tour around the world to hear from real people as they interact with identity systems in their own

C20 – G20 Global Dialogue on Health, WPF statement

On August 4, 2021, WPF participated as a member of the Civil20 – G20 Global Dialogue on Health. The dialogue was moderated by C20 Global Health co-chair Rachel Ong, with concluding comments by co-chair Kurt Frieder. Davide La Cecilia, Diplomatic adviser to the Italian Minister for Health and former Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, participated

Digital Trade Rules, Digital Policy Norms, and Consequences for Economic Development

This roundtable discussion, Digital Trade Rules, Digital Policy Norms, and Consequences for Economic Development. is hosted by The Center for Global Development as part of its ongoing project on Governing Data for Development, of which WPF’s Pam Dixon is a co-chair. The participants will explore digital trade dynamics, data governance and privacy, economic development, and cross-border data

Roundtable: Are current models of data protection fit for purpose? Understanding the consequences for economic development

WPF’s Executive Director Pam Dixon will be moderating a Center for Global Development roundtable May 20 to discuss data governance models from the perspective of low and middle income countries. This is part of her ongoing work as co-chair of the Governing Data for Development project working group. Michael Pisa, CGD Policy Fellow and lead for

Gender Matters in Identity Systems: How an ID4Africa Livecast Broke Important New Ground in Gender and Privacy 

Recently, ID4Africa held an extremely compelling and meticulously researched livecast on the issue of gender and identity systems, with good discussions that also touched on privacy in this context. The livecast boasted an excellent roster of experts, all of whom are active work in the field. Each presented well-substantiated, groundtruthed research and insight about the myriad ways that how identity systems mediate gender matter a great deal. The cumulative effect was eye-opening.