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Thu, April 20, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Legal Identity for Children in South Asia: The Role of Birth Registration and Biometric Identification

Graduate Student Associate Seminar

Amiya Bhatia, Doctor of Science student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Discussant: Connor Jerzak, PhD student, Government Department

South Asia has the largest number of children who do not have birth certificates. As biometric identification programs (e.g. Aadhaar in India, NADRA in Pakistan) expand, many countries continue to have weak birth registration systems, denying children access to legal identity. This talk examines the unequal distribution of birth certificates and identification documents within each country in South Asia, and whether biometric identification programs could weaken, complement or improve birth registration systems.

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 04:00pm

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 05:30pm

CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138