Civil Society Coalition Sues Ugandan Government, Alleging Digital ID Exclusion

“A coalition of civil society organizations in Uganda have filed a lawsuit against the government alleging that the national digital ID system, commonly known as Ndaga Muntu, has become an exclusionary barrier that violates women’s rights to health care and older persons’ right to social security. Ndaga Muntu is compulsory for accessing government services, and by being so is threatening lives as many people – a third of the population – have been unable to register, have errors in their files or have not received their National Identity Cards, say the organizations.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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