The Hague Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity

Civil Registration Centre for Development, The Hague and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, Johannesburg

Mariana Dahan

World Bank

After starting her career in the telecommunications industry in 1998, Mariana Dahan became interested in the patterns of diffusion of innovations – a topic she has studied extensively in her PhD research work, while being at the European Business School in France and at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the United States. Having worked for mobile operators in both developed and developing countries, Dr. Dahan gained valuable insights on mobile technologies’ impact on economic growth. Since 2009, Mariana Dahan works with Governments from low- and middle-income countries, as part of the Global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Practice of The World Bank, based in Washington, DC, in the United States. Currently, Dr. Dahan is the Coordinator of the Identification for Development (ID4D) Working Group: a bold initiative that aims at formulating a coherent cross-sectoral approach to identification systems and coordinating closely with other development agencies. As part of her previous work at The World Bank, Dr. Dahan has also managed the Identity Management (IDM) Experts Group, building strategic partnerships with Governments, private sector, research labs and civil society organizations across the world. « A Toolkit for Making Everyone Count in Sub-Saharan Africa», World Bank, Feature Story, October 2014. « ICT as an Enabler of Transformation », World Bank working paper (numbered series), Report No.: 89289, January 2014. DAHAN M., (2014), « Identification for Development (ID4D) : Making Everyone Count » Conference Proceedings, November 2014, Paris, France; « Digital IDs for Development » FNTC Symposium on Digital Identity, Conference Proceedings, April 2014, Paris, France; « Digital IDs for Development », Connect:ID Conference Proceedings, March 2014, Washington, DC, USA; « From Models to Markets for Inclusive Development », UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy, August 2011, Bangalore, India; « Putting "Laggards" in the Driver's Seat : Modeling the Ways to Speed-Up the Diffusion of Innovations », System Dynamics Conference, July 2011, Washington, DC; « Extending Reach to ICT and Mobile Technologies », IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2011, Seattle, USA.