State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18

Aadhaar provides identification to more than 1.2 billion Indian residents. Its scale, ability to uniquely identify individuals, and digital interface make it a compelling identification platform. These same features also raise questions about privacy, data security, and exclusion. The current debate on Aadhaar is binary in nature: either Aadhaar should be jettisoned or scaled aggressively. However, the facts on the ground—as revealed by our three-state survey on Aadhaar, the largest to date— support a more nuanced approach. Our report’s key takeaways explain why.

State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18
Based on the largest independent survey on Aadhaar
This report aims to provide a holistic and empirically grounded assessment of the state of Aadhaar.

Key findings from the State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18