Digital Identity Research Initiative – DIRI
DIRI is a targeted and multidisciplinary research initiative to explore key questions around digital identity systems with a focus on Aadhaar. It was launched on July 5, 2017 in collaboration with Omidyar Network.
India has the world’s largest biometric enabled digital identity system in use and in its present form, Aadhaar presents unique challenges as well as represents enormous potential to address existing challenges of democratic governance, economic development, social justice, and environment sustainability, with deep implications for India and the world. The Government of India has been working on making Aadhaar an integral part of welfare programmes to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. The private sector applications have enabled new business models with the objective of inclusive growth and increased efficiency in benefit transfers.