State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17

More than a billion Indian residents now have a biometric digital identity: Aadhaar. Its use across various sectors is increasing rapidly. Yet, for an identity programme that is increasingly central to India’s economy and development efforts, there are gaps in our understanding of Aadhaar’s coverage and performance in key areas.

State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17
Spotlight on Digital Identity
This report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Aadhaar’s technological and operational architecture, legal and governance framework, uses in financial inclusion and social protection, and emerging applications in other sectors. This report will also highlight policy-relevant research themes useful for decision-makers in the Aadhaar ecosystem.