To make the most of this toolkit, it’s important to understand how it fits into the context in which you work, to find the tools that would be most valuable for your organization.
The toolkit provides resources and activities to engage with other civil society organizations, governments, community organizations, and the general public to ensure good participation and accountability when implementing digital ID systems.
Its main objectives are to guide your organization to initiate strategic relationships, strengthen collaboration, and streamline the process of public participation.
These tools were designed by CSOs to support other CSOs to:
between your organization and government entities who have a significant role to play in the digital ID system.
between your organization, the general public, governmental entities, or other key actors in the system.
the process of public participation, making it accessible and engaging for both the general public and government actors.
Create guidelines and recommendations for how a government can conduct a public participation process to inform the design and implementation of a digital ID. This can be done either with governments or independently.
Create clear mappings of how the ID ecosystem will be used by and affect residents in their day-to-day lives. This can be done in partnership with a government or with CBOs and other partners.
Communication is a key component to make public participation work. This glossary explains the technical jargon commonly used in the digital ID ecosystem, in terms that make sense to other CSOs, community organizations, government officials, and the general public.
To support implementation of these tools, this cost calculator will give CSOs a head start in figuring out how much it will cost to carry out each activity. The cost calculator is intended to be used fluidly, and can be adapted to fit any country or context.
From country to country, digital identification systems, implementations, operations, will all differ dramatically. CSOs, the relationships that CSOs and governments, and how those CSOs work with the public will differ as well. The typologies presented in this document are simply tools for previewing and preparing to engage in each country.